Discuss the importance of a change agent and a guiding team. What is the purpose of each, and what traits make them successful?

UNIT 4

A

Discuss the importance of a change agent and a guiding team. What is the purpose of each, and what traits make them successful?

B

Discuss two strategies that can be used for leading change. How do these strategies increase stakeholder support and create momentum for a change initiative to be successful? Why might you want to consider including the most vocal critic of the change initiative in your guiding team?

RESOURCES

Textbook

1. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

Read the Introduction and Chapter/Step 5 in The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/harvard-business-school-press/2012/the-heart-of-change_real-life-stories-of-how-people-change-their-organizations_ebook_1e.php

e-Library Resource

1. Evaluating the Success of Strategic Change Against Kotter’s Eight Steps

Read “Evaluating the Success of Strategic Change Against Kotter’s Eight Steps,” by Spencer and Winn, from Planning for Higher Education (2004/2005).

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2. Integrating Organizational Change Management and Customer Relationship Management in a Casino

Read “Integrating Organizational Change Management and Customer Relationship Management in a Casino,” by Chi Cong Mai, Perry, and Loh, from UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal (2014).

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3. Mastering the Art of Change

Read “Mastering the Art of Change,” by Blanchard, from Training Journal (2010).

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4. Navigating Change

Read “Navigating Change,” by Bisoux, from BizEd (2015).

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5. Team-Building and Change Management in Respiratory Care: Description of a Process and Outcomes

Read “Team-Building and Change Management in Respiratory Care: Description of a Process and Outcomes,” by Stoller et al., from Respiratory Care (2010).

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6. The Meaning and Measurement of Implementation Climate

Read “The Meaning and Measurement of Implementation Climate,” by Weiner et al., from Implementation Science (2011).

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7. Transformational Change

Read, “Transformational Change,” by Hannon, from Training Journal (2014).

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