- HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management: Change Through Persuasion
- The Heart of Change: “Step 1: Increase Urgency”
- Video: “Welcome to Week 2” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBYK1zKJteo&feature=youtu.be
Strategies for Change
Step 1: Increase Urgency
We will move toward and become like that which we think about. This means we must prompt the individuals in the situation we are trying to change to begin thinking about and moving toward change. To do this successfully, we have to give them a reason! Most individuals are slow to take action when they have no motivation to do so. But how do we do that? And how do we accomplish not just motivation, but urgent motivation?
Specific questions or items to address:
Read Step 1 “Increase Urgency” from Kotter and Cohen’s The Heart of Change. Review the questions page in the exercise in step 1 to construct part of your project which addresses the need to create urgency. Use the list of questions in #1 of the exercise along with the feedback you received from your instructor to revise and improve Part 1 of your project.
Then use the questions in #2 and #3 to write Part 2 of your paper. You may also find the area under Increase Urgency helpful in reviewing the key points of what to do and not do when creating urgency for change. Be sure your paper touches on the key elements of each as they pertain to your organization.
Be sure to include at least three scholarly references to support your assertions written in your own words. Do not copy word for word from the course text or any other sources. Your submission this week is Part 2 of the final project.
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
- Write between 1,000 – 1,250 words (approximately 4 – 6 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style.
- Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
- Include cover page and reference page.
- At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
- No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
- Use an appropriate number of references to support your position, and defend your arguments. The following are examples of primary and secondary sources that may be used, and non-credible and opinion based sources that may not be used.
- Primary sources such as, government websites (United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Census Bureau, The World Bank, etc.), peer reviewed and scholarly journals in EBSCOhost (Grantham University Online Library) and Google Scholar.
- Secondary and credible sources such as, CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal, trade journals, and publications in EBSCOhost (Grantham University Online Library).
- Non-credible and opinion based sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. should not be used.
- Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.
Here are some resources to help you format your written assignments using the APA style guide.
Click on the link below for a downloadable template (MS Word document) to help you with your paper.
Examples of how to cite sources (opens in another browser window)
Grading Criteria AssignmentsMaximum PointsMeets or exceeds established assignment criteria40Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts20Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts30Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling10Total100