Write an essay based on the readings set for the first session (the article by Chapman and Ferjola and the first two chapters of Bolman and Deal), evaluating the ideas in these readings against the ideas in Chapter 18, Managing Change and Stress (Kreitner and Kinicki 2013 — session 9 reading). Critically analyse the arguments with respect to the difficulties inherent in conceiving, planning and implementing a change within an organisation. Which ideas appear most useful to the change agent and why?
While it is possible to do an excellent essay using only these materials, you are welcome to draw upon other academic literature if you wish.
Due date: Friday week 5 at 21:59
Length and/or format: 1300 words
Purpose: The purpose of this assessment is to help you develop an understanding of the state-of-the-art research on an OB topic/issue.
Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2 & 4
How to submit: Please submit your assignment through Turnitin.
Return of assignment: The LIC will return the marked assignment back to students within two weeks of submission.