Assessment item 1
Short Response Discussion Topics
Length: Max 200 words per blog response
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
This task requires you to submit TWO responses, as blogs, to each key topic in week 1 and 2 (ie a total of four responses). Blogs should be approximately 150 to 200 words each. This assessment is approximately 800 words in total. This will enable me to provide you with confidential individual feedback.
Step 2: Once you have submitted your blog, you need to paste the contents of your responses to each question into a word document, then when you have done all four, submit it (including your name, student number and subject name and code) via Turnitin by the due date.
Task # Topic Discussion
Topic 1 – Blog 1: What is organisational change? Blog 2: Discuss why it is necessary for contemporary organisations to appreciate the scale and scope of the change they are facing.
Topic 2 – Blog 3: Discuss some reasons why some change programs in organisations fail, or under-achieve, on the intended goals and then illustrate with a case example. Blog 4: Discuss further reasons (different from Blog 3) why some change programs in organisations fail, or under-achieve, on the intended goals, and then illustrate with a (different) case example.
Please note: The case examples need to focus upon change programs which were implemented but that failed, or under-achieved, NOT upon organisations that fail because they did not implement a change program (although organisational failure may be the outcome of a failed change program!)
Guidelines for online participation
If you are new to blogs you might be a little nervous about the process. My advice is to take the plunge, begin posting early and then actively build your confidence as you become more familiar with the process. Please ensure that you include at least ONE academic reference for each posting. Use APA6 referencing at the end of each post. This reference list is not included in the word count.
Criteria High Distinction
(12.75 - 15.0) Distinction
(12.7 - 11.25) Credit
(11.2 - 9.75) Pass
(9.7 - 7.5 ) Fail
(0 - 7.45)
(15 marks) Posted 4 blogs across both topics in a meaningful way. Your BLOG postings display a thorough understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts including correct use of terminology. Postings integrate multiple readings, or relevant research, to support important points. Challenging assertions and explaining concepts. Postings are well-written and free of errors. Sufficient references cited. Correct use of APA6. Posted 4 blogs across both topics in a meaningful way. Your BLOG postings display a good understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts. Postings use evidence to support important
points and are carefully written. Sufficient references cited, with correct use of APA6. Posted 4 blogs across both topics in a meaningful
way. Some postings lacked depth and detail, and may contain minor errors. Sufficient references cited, APA6 used with occasional errors. Contributed at least 3 relevant blogs across both topics. Comments lacked depth and detail, and may contain significant errors. Insufficient references cited. APA6 used with some errors. Minimal, irrelevant, or no contributions to BLOG postings. Few or no references
cited. Incorrect APA6.
• Use headings that reflect each blog question, followed by your response.
• Put the reference list, in APA6, at the end of the assignment.