Assignment brief Unit number and title Unit 3
Assignment brief Unit number and title Unit 3: Strategic Change Management Qualification BTEC – LEVEL 7 – Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Start date 7th September 2015 End Date 28th September 2015 Assessor Pierre Arman
Assignment Due Date 25th Oct 2015 Assignment title Understanding the need for and aspects of Strategic Change Management The purpose of this assignment is to provide learners with understanding and skills to assess the need for strategic change in organizations and how to empower them to take engagement actively in the process of strategic change management. Scenario It is the realities of today, change is imperative for a healthy and sustainable success of today’s organizations. To this end, every organization undergoes a change process so as to compete with the changing market circumstances. You are required to identify the need for change in any department or area in your chosen organization and you have to state why there is a need for change and how will you plan and implement it effectively. Task 1 Understand the background to organisational strategic change 1.1 Discuss models of strategic change and their differences (AC 1.1). 1.2 Evaluate the relevance of models of strategic change to your chosen organisations in the current Economy (as of the current situation which is the best suitable model) (AC 1.2). 1.3 Assess the value of using strategic intervention techniques in your chosen organisations (AC 1.3). Task 2 Understanding the issues related to strategic change in an organisation 2.1 Examine the need for strategic change in the chosen organisation (explain where or which part of the organization you intend to bring change) (A.C 2.1). 2.2 Assess the factors that are driving the need for strategic change in your chosen organisation. (A.C 2.2) 2.3 Assess the resource implications of the chosen organisation not responding to strategic change in light of financial, human and physical resources (A.C 2.3). Task 3 Be able to lead stakeholders in developing a strategy for change ? Develop appropriate and efficient systems to involve stakeholders in the planning of change. (A.C 3.1) ? Develop a change management strategy for your chosen organization and show how stakeholders’ involvement in the change initiative is ensured. (A.C 3.2) ? Evaluate the systems (which you have developed in 3.1) used to involve stakeholders in the planning of change. (A.C 3.3). ? Create a strategy for managing resistance to change; you need to address the issues involved and provide a workable approach to overcome resistance to change. (A.C 3.4)
Be able to plan to implement modules for ensuring ongoing change.
? Develop appropriate models for change in your selected organization which have to reflect the circumstances
facing the organization (A.C 4.1)
? Develop a plan on how you will implement the change plan. (A.C 4.2)
? Develop appropriate measures to monitor progress by explaining how you will monitor the progress of the
implemented change (A.C 4.3).
Learners need to research information from a chosen organisation and develop a report on planning strategic
change in that organisation.
For AC1.1, learners need to show that they understand the different approaches to models of change management.
They need to discuss a minimum of three established models, highlighting the differences in approach.
For AC1.2, in the introduction to their report learners need to evaluate the relevance of the models of strategic
change, using examples from organisations. They need to explain why the models for change are appropriate in
their selected examples.
For AC1.3, learners will be expected to assess the value of using strategic intervention techniques that are used in
organisations. These need to be applied to the organisation in their report.
For AC 2.1 and 2.2, it is expected that learners will show an understanding of the forces that are impacting on an
organisation and driving the need for change. Showing understanding needs to be more than just a list of forces and
change drivers. Learners need to demonstrate that they have researched and examined the current position of the
organisation and that they are able to assess the factors in the organisation that are driving the need for change.
For AC2.3, learners need to assess the resource implications of the organisation not responding to change. It is
expected that learners will assess the relevant financial, human and physical resources. They are not expected to cost
the resource implications for the organisation.
For AC3.1, learners need to develop systems to involve stakeholders in the planning of change. The systems
need to be appropriate and workable in the selected organisation.
For AC3.2, learners need to show that they understand the different strategies that are available in the process of
change management. They need to develop an appropriate strategy for change in the selected organisation and
show how they would involve stakeholders in the development of this strategy.
For AC3.3, learners need to make judgements on the effectiveness of the systems used to involve stakeholders in
the development of a change strategy. They need to evaluate the process, taking account of anything that worked
well and anything that did not work well or could have worked better.
For AC3.4, learners need to show that they recognise that resistance to change can show itself in different ways. If
managed badly, resistance can become entrenched and spread throughout the organisation. Learners need to create
a strategy for managing resistance to change that is appropriate to their selected organisation. It needs to address
the issues and provide a workable approach to overcome the resistance.
For AC4.1, learners need to develop appropriate models for ongoing change in their selected organisation. The
models need to reflect the circumstances facing the organisation.
For AC4.2, learners need to show how they would plan to implement the model for change in their selected
organisation. Internal and external circumstances impacting on the organisation also need to be considered.
For AC4.3, learners need to develop measures to monitor the progress of the change model once it is launched. The
measures will need to be practical, workable and appropriate to the organisational context.
Guidelines for the Assignment: ? Use standard Arial font size 11. ? Use 1.5 line spacing. ? Have a 2.5 centimeter margin on the left hand side of the page and a 2 centimeter margin on the right hand side. ? Include page numbers. ? Headings: use 16 point Arial Bold for first level headings, and 14 point Arial Bold for second level headings. If a third level heading is required, use 12 point Arial Bold. ? Attach a completed Statement and Confirmation of Own Work to the front of the paper copy of your assignment. ? The first page of your assignment should be a title page, which should also state your name, Edexcel BTEC ID number and the name of the Centre where you are studying. ? Include a table of contents. ? Start each task on a new page and include the question at the top of the page. ? Ensure any diagrams, screen shots, PowerPoint slides, etc fit correctly on the page and are referenced, for example, Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. ? Check spelling, grammar and punctuation. ? You should also ensure that you proof read your document, because the above checks do not always pick up every mistake. ? Use accurate Harvard referencing and include a bibliography. ? Ensure you are aware of the word limit for the assignment (3000-3500 word limit) and any regulations that apply if you exceed the word limit. ? Include the total word count at the end of the assignment. Note: All work must be delivered in hard copy and soft copy; all assignments should be properly referenced. Sources of information Textbooks: ? Blake I and Bush C – Project Managing Change: Practical Tools and Techniques to Make Change Happen (Financial Times/ Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN 0273720457. ? Cameron E and Green M – Making Sense of Change Management (Kogan Page, 2009) ISBN 0749453109 ? Carnall C – Managing Change in Organizations, 5th Edition (Financial Times/ Prentice Hall, 2007) ISBN 0273704141 ? Diamond M A and Allcorn, S – Private Selves in Public Organizations: The Psychodynamics of Organizational Diagnosis and Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) ISBN 0230613098 ? Dunphy D, Griffiths A and Benn S – Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability (Routledge, 2007) ISBN 0415393302 ? Fullan M – Leading in a Culture of Change (Jossey-Bass, 2007) ISBN 0787987662 ? Goncalves M – Change Management: Concepts and Practice (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, US, 2007) ISBN 0791802647
? Green M – Change Management Masterclass (Kogan Page, 2007) ISBN 0749445076 ? Helms-Mills J, Dye K and Mills A J – Understanding Organizational Change (Routledge, 2008) ISBN 041535577X ? Herold D M and Fedor D B – Change the Way You Lead Change (Stanford University Press, 2008) ISBN 0804758751 ? Kehoe D – Leading and Managing Change (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008) ISBN 0070137889 ? Leban B – Managing Organizational Change, 2nd Edition (John Wiley and Sons, 2007) ISBN 0470897163 ? Lewis S, Passmore P and Cantore S – Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management (Kogan Page, 2007) ISBN 0749450711 ? Nelson S – Implementing for Results (ALA Editions, 2009) ISBN 0838935796 ? Stewart Black, J and Gregersen H B – It Starts with One: Changing Individuals ? Changes Organizations (Wharton School Publishing, 2008) ISBN 0132319845 Journals ? Academy of Management Journal (Academy of Management) ? British Journal of Management (John Wiley and Sons) ? California Management Review (University of California, Berkeley) ? European Management Journal (Elsevier) ? Harvard Business Review (Harvard Business Publishing) ? Journal of General Management (Braybrooke Press Ltd) ? Journal of Management Studies (John Wiley and Sons) ? Management Today (Haymarket Business Media) ? MIT Sloan Management Review (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Websites ? www.businessballs.com Change management articles and links ? www.changingminds.org Useful articles on strategic change by leading theorists ? www.managementhelp.org Articles on strategic change and further links ? www.themanager.org The ‘7s’ model of change ? www.mindtools.com Lewin’s change management model ? www.12manage.com Articles on the framework for change
This brief has been verified as being fit for purpose Assessor Pierre Arman Signature Date 11/07/2015 Internal verifier Tavake Naa Signature Date 26/08/2015