Strategic Chain Management

 

Essay Title: Strategic Change Management (2000 words)

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THE ESSAY SHOULD CONTAIN: The Introduction, The Tasks (Body), Conclusion and References (15 Minimum Refs) (Harvard Style).   Font: Times New Roman 12

Author’s Role:  CONSULTANT                Chosen Company: ASDA

Place Each Task in Each Paragraph.

 

Task 1.1 Discuss models of strategic change

Provide evidence that you can: discuss models of strategic change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 1.1, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Models: John P Kotter’s eight steps to successful change; Kübler-Ross five stages transition (grief) cycle; Prosci’s five building blocks ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinformcement) model; McKinsey’s 7S (strategy, structure, systems, shared values, skills, style, staff) framework; Kurt Lewin’s change management model – unfreeze, transition and refreeze; Burke-Litwin’s causal change model; tion research; gap analysis ”

Task 1.2 evaluate the relevance of models of strategic change to organisations in the current economy

Provide evidence that you can: evaluate the relevance of models of strategic change to organisations in the current economy.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 1.2, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Models: John P Kotter’s eight steps to successful change; Kübler-Ross five stages transition (grief) cycle; Prosci’s five building blocks ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinformcement) model; McKinsey’s 7S (strategy, structure, systems, shared values, skills, style, staff) framework; Kurt Lewin’s change management model – unfreeze, transition and refreeze; Burke-Litwin’s causal change model; tion research; gap analysis ”

 

Task 1.3 Assess the value of using strategic intervention techniques in organisations

Provide evidence that you can: assess the value of using strategic intervention techniques in organisations.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 1.3, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Strategic interventions: teambuilding consensus and conflict, game play, contingency theory, autocratic versus participative style, proactive and reactive, creating synergy; human process interventions; techno-structural interventions; human resources management interventions; organisational and external environment interventions ”  Task 2.1 review the impact that selected theories of management and leadership have on organisational strategy

 

Task 2.1 Examine the need for strategic change in an organisation

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Provide evidence that you can: examine the need for strategic change in an organisation.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 2.1 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 the factors in the organisation that are driving the need for change.”
The unit content includes:
“Need for change: reasons for change eg changes in markets, economic downturns, changes in global markets, customer expectations, competitive edge, budget pressures, legislation, size, demographics, mergers, quisitions, change in mission, restructuring operations, new technologies, major collaborations, rightsizing, new programmes such as Total Quality Management (TQM), re-engineering ”

Task 2.2 Assess the factors that are driving the need for strategic change in an organization

Provide evidence that you can: assess the factors that are driving the need for strategic change in an organisation.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 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.”
The unit content includes:
“Factors driving the change: change drivers eg economics, political factors, environmental, financial pressures, new markets, loss of markets, technological advances, transition to a new chief executive, funding cuts, need to be competitive ”

Task 2.3 Assess the resource implications of the organisation not responding to strategic change

Provide evidence that you can: assess the resource implications of the organisation not responding to strategic change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 2.3, 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 ”
The unit content includes:
“Resource implication: human resources eg restructuring, interviewing and hiring, redundancies, training; physical resources eg equipment, vehicles, buildings; financial resources eg costs of training, redundancy costs, relocation costs; new building, refurbishment of existing buildings “

Task 3.1 develop systems to involve stakeholders in the planning of change

Provide evidence that you can: develop systems to involve stakeholders in the planning of change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 3.1, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Systems to involve stakeholders: stakeholder analysis, systems modelling, systems and sub-systems, input transformation-output modelling, multiple cause diagrams, ‘tropics’ factors, configuration, divergence and convergence, functional and divisional structures, cultural web, images of organisations, team development, influencing skills, awareness raising, commitment development “

 

Task 3.2 Develop a change management strategy with stakeholders

Provide evidence that you can: develop a change management strategy with stakeholders.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 3.2, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Strategies: eg open communications, education, involvement, forums, listening to stakeholders, feedback, addressing needs, ownership of the change, change champions, communicate the vision, getting the support of all key power players, focus on the positives, delivering training programmes.
Involving stakeholders in the change management strategy: six steps stakeholder circle (identify stakeholders, prioritise stakeholders, map their profiles, develop an engagement strategy, optimise their support, monitor changes); methods of involvement eg dialogue with individuals and groups, meetings, presentations, group facilitation, team building, coaching, delegating, developing and sharing a change plan “

 

 

Task 3.3 Evaluate the systems used to involve stakeholders in the planning of change

Provide evidence that you can: evaluate the systems used to involve stakeholders in the planning of change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 3.3, 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 count of anything that worked well and anything that did not work well or could have worked better. ”
The unit content includes:
“Involving stakeholders in the change management strategy: six steps stakeholder circle (identify stakeholders, prioritise stakeholders, map their profiles, develop an engagement strategy, optimise their support, monitor changes); methods of involvement eg dialogue with individuals and groups, meetings, presentations, group facilitation, team building, coaching, delegating, developing and sharing a change plan ”

 

 

Task 3.4 Create a strategy for managing resistance to change

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Provide evidence that you can: create a strategy for managing resistance to change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 3.4, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Resistance to change: types of resistance eg individual versus collective, passive versus inpassive, direct versus indirect, behavioural versus verbal or attitudinal, minor versus major, resistance to the content of change, resistance to the process of change. ”

Task 4.1 Develop appropriate models for change

Provide evidence that you can: develop appropriate models for change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 4.1, learners need to   develop   appropriate models for ongoing change in their selected organisation. The models need to reflect the circumstances facing the organisation. ”
The unit content includes:
“Plan to develop appropriate models for change: choice of appropriate model eg John P Kotter’s eight steps to successful change; Kübler-Ross five stages transition (grief) cycle; Prosci’s five building blocks ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinforcement) model; McKinsey’s 7S (strategy, structure, systems, shared values, skills, style, staff) framework; Kurt Lewin’s change management model – unfreeze, transition and refreeze; Burke-Litwin’s causal change model; tion research; gap analysis ”

 

Task 4.2 Plan to implement a model for change

Provide evidence that you can: plan to implement a model for change.
The assessment criteria notes state:
“For 4.2, 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. ”
The unit content includes:
“Plan to implement a model for change: organisational development, Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR), learning organisation, Kaizen, delayering and right-sizing, matrix organisations, network organisations, adhocracy, virtual organisation, push and pull strategies, conflict handling, transformational leadership, empowerment, consultation, contextual planning, contingency planning, adjustments, flexibility ”

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Introduction

Body (A Task per Paragraph)

Conclusion

References (Minimum 15)

Use the Harvard Referencing style.

Font: Times New Roman 12

Author’s Role: Consultant

Chosen Company: ASDA (UK)

 

 
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