Assignment 3: Forces for Change
Using the Internet, AUO library and other sources research a recent case study (less then 5 years old) about a company which experienced major organizational changes. Now consider that you are an organizational behavior consultant assigned to help the company navigate and manage the change. Write a report to your supervisor analyzing the reasons for the change and discussing the following points in your report:
- What was the internal or external pressure that caused the change? Compare the driving force for the change to the specific types of pressures noted in your reading assignments.
- What organizational changes resulted from the pressure for change?
- Consider that there were probably forces within the company that resisted the change. What might have been their rationale against the change? Do you feel these are valid points? Why or why not?
- Do you think that other organizations in the same industry would have reacted in the same way? Why or why not?