Organizational Behaviour Chapter 1
In every sector of the economy, organizations need to employ skilled and motivated
people who can be creative, work in teams, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
they need leaders with foresight and vision, who support in
Week 7 - Implementing Change: Change Management,
Contingency, & Processual Approaches
Do you think it is wise to use a one-size-fits-all approach to managing change? To
what extent do you match your change approach to the scale, timing and readiness of
Week 4 - Diagnosis for Change
To what extent do your images of change influence which diagnostic tools you are
most comfortable using or see as most relevant?
I think that my primary image of Coach does have an influence over which diagnostic tool I
Week 5 - Resistance to Change
Which of the various reasons for resisting change do you believe to be the most
difficult to deal with (as a manager)?
I couldnt decide which would be harder for a manager to deal with so I wrote on two:
perceived breach of p
Week 3 - Why Organizations Change
When introducing new organizational changes, what assumptions do you make
about traditional organizational practices: Must they be replaced, retained or
I think when new changes are being made within an organiza
Week 6 - Implementing Change
Is your approach to change value laden or value neutral? If value laden, can you
articulate the values?
I would say my personal approach is value laden as I view my values as openness, honesty,
communication, sincerity, collab
Week 8 - Linking Vision and Change
Does vision drive change? Does vision help change? Does vision need visionary
Every successful change requires a clear; well-articulated vision of the desired future state.
Some executives may say strategic visi
Week 9 - Strategies for Communicating Change
How central should CEOs and supervisors be in the change communication
I'm torn on this only because I've seen how CEO and supervisors communicating change can
be detrimental as well as successful. In
Week 2 - Images of Managing Change
What are the strengths and limitations of the images reviewed in Chapter 2 that
you have identified as most relevant to you?
I like the matrix the chapter presents dividing the images by controlling/shaping and
Week 1 - Stories of Change
Few people stop to reflect on the radiating waves of change in their lives. What
we bring with us to any transitional situation is a personal style each of us has
developed for dealing with endings. Reflect back what is your sty