Understanding and Coping with Change
Change is everywhere, yet very few people seem to embrace the concept. We are, for the most part, creatures of habit and follow daily routines. When a change occurs, our activities and thought patterns are disrupted.
Write a four- to five-page APA formatted paper (excluding the title and reference pages), using a minimum of three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook, analyzing the internal and external factors contributing to an individual’s resistance to change.
Describe a situation where you or someone you know was resistant to change as identified in one of following areas:
Explain whether the resistance to change was caused by an internal or external factor. Using Kotter’s theory for change, provide a plan for overcoming that resistance. What will be done and how will you know that the plan has worked?
Here are the following things you should note about this assignment.
Note: in the past students try to give an example for each of the 5 areas. The assignment does not ask you to give an example of all 5 areas. It says to choose 1 area so you give 1 example to be used throughout the entire paper. Please note your example is the base of your paper and should be used throughout and the elements of the assignment should be applied to the example.
I understand some students may be going through an actual example now or recently went through a situation in their workplace, which is great, you can use it. What some forget to do is do what the assignment is asking you to do. Some student’s give what the organization did but what the organization did may not match the elements of the assignment. For example, your organization may not have used Kotter’s theory but something else. I do not want the something else, I want to see you use Kotter’s theory to develop a plan. I will be grading you on what you developed based on Kotter theory and not what your organization decided to use. You will lose points if you do not include the elements of the assignment so make sure you use the example but apply the assignment elements.
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