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Unformatted text preview: Running head: Change Management Plan Change Management Plan By Nick Belcher University Of Phoenix Change Management Plan 1 Introduction Organizations face many changes throughout the growth process. These changes can determine whether a company succeeds or fails. Most employees are initially uncomfortable with any change that alters his or her normal course. Effective leaders have to know how to manage change based on their organization’s structure, culture, and sub-cultures. They must use any and all power tactics and political strategies to gain support for change. This paper provides an insight into the change management strategies of Good Sport. Section A Good Sport manufactures fitness equipment such as treadmills, bikes, steppers, and rollers. The Chairman of the Board, Jason Poole, founded the company. Marvin Wallace is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Good Sport, and has driven the company forward with investments in improving the performance of Sales, Production, and Research and Development teams. Marvin has also championed the use of fitness equipment in hospitals. Good Sports success is leading the company to expansions in the neighboring states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The flat organizational structure in place at Good Sport is coordinated through a formal hierarchy. Marvin Wallace, The Chief Executive Officer, is at the top of the hierarchy. His power is spread down through the organization to the vice-presidents. Eartha Simpson is the Vice-President of Production. Tamara Watkins is the Vice-President of R&D. Samuel Olsen is the Vice-President of Sales. Carlos Verdugo is the Vice-President of Finance. The next level of Change Management Plan 2 the hierarchy consists of the senior managers; Matt Hernandez, Nicholas Belcher, David Morgan, and Jennifer Ekman. The bottom level of the hierarchy consists of the team managers; Giuseppe Baldion, Rowan Gordon, Joan Beahan, and Belinda Doran. The dominant culture at Good Sport embraces change. The fitness industry demands new products, so Good Sport supports a culture of creativity. Good Sport is also divided into several subcultures. The subcultures are divided up in the same way as the organizational structure. Four major departments are at Good Sport, and each has its own culture. The Sales department has a very informal culture in that they: adopt an informal attitude, enjoy meeting colleagues outside the office, are inspired by corporate icons, believe that the “Customer is King,” prefer to work independently, are eager to garner support for own ideas, and dislike being dictated by others. The Production Department has a very distinct culture in that they: maintain a professional distance, respect the department superiors, are impressed only by facts, evaluate ideas carefully, are inspired by creative challenges, prefer to offer opinions at the prototype stage, prefer to work independently, and dislike interference from other departments. Likewise, Research and Development and Finance have their own subcultures. Research and Development and Finance have their own subcultures....
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