Robert N. White HR 587 – Managing Organizational Change - Project Draft – 21 Sep 2011 Organization – I am currently assigned to 3 rd Platoon, Q Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2 nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany with the United States Army. My Platoon consists of an average number of 40 Soldiers. I am directly responsible for their health, and welfare as well as remaining accountable for equipment and its ability to function correctly when needed. Previously the structure in 3 rd Platoon was 2 teams with two team leaders each. Leaving 35 persons divided equally among the two teams with an average of 9 Soldiers per supervisor which was too many to properly manage. Approach - I attempted to restructure the Platoon into a more manageable three team structure with 2 team leads in each. I was not able to do this and instead reverted to the previous structure of two teams due to resistance to the change and unseen personality conflicts. The impact of the change was overall negative. Disrespect, arguing, and fighting among team members began the
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