Assignment 3: How Do You Manage Change?
Two principles form the basis for this assignment. One, in order to know where we want to be, we first must examine where we are. Two, a planned event with stated goals has a better chance of succeeding than those events where goals are virtual and not concrete.
This assignment helps you set goals as you learn how to become an effective organizational change leader or a consultant.
Reflect on how you generally react to change. Common reactions may include, “Oh no!,” “Yea, here we go again!,” “Oh, well, whatever,” “No, and no, and no again,” or “Change? What change?” To complete this assignment, you need to complete a free online assessment. copy and paste the link below to access the online assessment.
Using your textbook readings and scholarly articles from the Argosy University online library resources for research, respond to the following:
- Describe your general reaction when dealing with change. How do you respond to others’ needs? Do you focus on the task at hand, expect others to embrace the change as inevitable, reassure others that they will be able to adjust to change, show indifference to the change process, or examine reasons for others’ reluctance and try to counteract those forces?
- Identify your strengths in how you react to change.
- Identify and explain areas for growth in how you react to change. These are areas that you might want to focus on in this course. Be sure to include specific behavioral changes. What do you think will be the most difficult areas to address, and how will you manage it?
Write a 3- to 5-page reflective essay in Microsoft Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work, including a title page and references.
Utilize at least one professional literature source in your essay. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).