Why Change Programs Don’t Produce Change

Introduction to the Lesson with the author’s summary:

Faced with changing markets and tougher competition, more and more companies realize that to compete effectively they must transform how they function. But while senior managers understand the necessity of change, they often misunderstand what it takes to bring it about. They assume that corporate renewal is the product of company-wide change programs and that in order to transform employee behavior, they must alter a company’s formal structure and systems. Both these assumptions are wrong, say these authors. Using examples drawn from their four-year study of organizational change at six large corporations, they argue that change programs are, in fact, the greatest obstacle to successful revitalization and that formal structures and systems are the last thing a company should change, not the first. The most successful change efforts begin at the periphery of a corporation, in a single plant or division. Such efforts are led by general managers, not the CEO or corporate staff people. And these general managers concentrate not on changing formal structures and systems but on creating ad hoc organizational arrangements to solve concrete business problems. This focuses energy for change on the work itself, not on abstractions such as “participation” or “culture.” Once general managers understand the importance of this grass-roots approach to change, they don’t have to wait for senior management to start a process of corporate renewal. The authors describe a six-step change process they call the “critical path.”

Lesson objectives/outcomes

At the end of this assignment, students will be able:

  1. To assess how employees can be involved or empowered to help with facilitating change in an organization.

Instructions

Discussions will be posted per week on Canvas. Students are required to post their views and discussions.  You are also expected to read and respond to at least two (2) of your classmates’ postings for each discussion.

Your participation is an indication that you are learning. Your posted responses would demonstrate your understanding and application of the knowledge gained.  Your postings to each discussion must be substantial and be supported with citations.  Please follow the APA style for your writing.  Remember this is a graduate level course and the length of your postings should be a minimum of 200 to 300 words in length.  Discussion postings are expected to be more than just “I absolutely agree” or “Excellent point!” to receive credits; a guideline is that responses to your classmates’ postings should be between 100 to 150 words.  All postings (discussions and responses) must be posted by the due date in order to receive full credits.

Please note that there are two due dates for all your online discussions:  

  1. Your initial posting in response to the discussion questions i
  2. Your minimum of two (2) responses to two (2) or more of your classmates’

The instructor would be monitoring all the ongoing “dialogues” and grading students on their participation.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can employees be involved or empowered to help with facilitating change in an organization?

Why Change Programs Don’t Produce Change

Why Change Programs Don’t Produce Change

Introduction to the Lesson with the author’s summary:

Faced with changing markets and tougher competition, more and more companies realize that to compete effectively they must transform how they function. But while senior managers understand the necessity of change, they often misunderstand what it takes to bring it about. They assume that corporate renewal is the product of company-wide change programs and that in order to transform employee behavior, they must alter a company’s formal structure and systems. Both these assumptions are wrong, say these authors. Using examples drawn from their four-year study of organizational change at six large corporations, they argue that change programs are, in fact, the greatest obstacle to successful revitalization and that formal structures and systems are the last thing a company should change, not the first. The most successful change efforts begin at the periphery of a corporation, in a single plant or division. Such efforts are led by general managers, not the CEO or corporate staff people. And these general managers concentrate not on changing formal structures and systems but on creating ad hoc organizational arrangements to solve concrete business problems. This focuses energy for change on the work itself, not on abstractions such as “participation” or “culture.” Once general managers understand the importance of this grass-roots approach to change, they don’t have to wait for senior management to start a process of corporate renewal. The authors describe a six-step change process they call the “critical path.”

Lesson objectives/outcomes

At the end of this assignment, students will be able:

  1. To assess how employees can be involved or empowered to help with facilitating change in an organization.

Instructions

Discussions will be posted per week on Canvas. Students are required to post their views and discussions.  You are also expected to read and respond to at least two (2) of your classmates’ postings for each discussion.

Your participation is an indication that you are learning. Your posted responses would demonstrate your understanding and application of the knowledge gained.  Your postings to each discussion must be substantial and be supported with citations.  Please follow the APA style for your writing.  Remember this is a graduate level course and the length of your postings should be a minimum of 200 to 300 words in length.  Discussion postings are expected to be more than just “I absolutely agree” or “Excellent point!” to receive credits; a guideline is that responses to your classmates’ postings should be between 100 to 150 words.  All postings (discussions and responses) must be posted by the due date in order to receive full credits.

Please note that there are two due dates for all your online discussions:  

  1. Your initial posting in response to the discussion questions
  2. Your minimum of two (2) responses to two (2) or more of your classmates’

The instructor would be monitoring all the ongoing “dialogues” and grading students on their participation.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can employees be involved or empowered to help with facilitating change in an organization?

global maternal and infant mortality

global maternal and infant mortality

Relate causes of global maternal and infant mortality and explain the relationship of skilled birth attendants, cleanliness at delivery, and better birth outcomes.

Juvenile Court System 

Juvenile Court System

Find an online news article involving any kind of juvenile case that you want to discuss. Based on what you have learned so far in this course, address the following:

Note

Ensure that your initial post includes a link to the article that you chose.

Parole Approved

Using the case study’s on pages 297 & 298 (at the end of chapter 11), select one of the case studies. Make a parole decision, approve or deny.  If approved, what special conditions would you impose and why? Why do you think they are ready for parole?  What would you say to the victims? If you could interview the offender what would you ask them?

If denied, why?  What recommendations would you make to the offender so that when they come back up for parole they might have a better chance at making parole?  When speaking to the offenders family they made a strong argument for release, what would you say to them?

Choose only one case.  Please state which case summary you are using, A, B, or C.  There is no right or wrong answer to this discussion.  You must support you decision and respond to one other post.  Try to find a student who has the same case but a different decision to respond to, if you can.

Student posted minimum of 300 word post

Required Text and Materials: 

Publisher Wadsworth/Cengage, 2019 Title:  Community Based Corrections

Authors   Leanne  Fiftal Alarid

Edition     12th ISBN  9781337687362

CSI to NYPD Blue

CSI to NYPD Blue

From CSI to NYPD Blue, America has been captivated by police dramas. In addition, we have reality TV shows such as Cops which capture real police officers at work. Discuss what you consider to be the real reality for police work, incorporating your review of the assigned readings.

Note

Do the dramatizations create unrealistic expectations of what true law enforcement is like?

Cyber Crime Technology Project

Cyber Crime Technology Project

In Week 4, you will be provided with 4 topics involving cybercrime technology. Like in a criminal justice professional conference seminar, you will pick the lectures that you wish to attend. You will select 1 of the 4 topics for the lecture that you will be attending. (Note: Do not select the same topic you selected for your Discussion Board assignment)

Note

Selecting 1 of the 4 topics, you will be required to submit a 600–850 word minimum for your Individual Project After Action White Paper. Please format your references in the APA Manual format and make sure that you cite each reference at least one time in the text of your paper in proper APA Manual citation format. The word count for your paper will not include the references or the title page.

  • You are encouraged to do research on the topic from other sources you find.
  • The paper should encapsulate what you learned to provide your agency members (classmates) and the command staff on what you would like to bring back to enhance how the agency functions.
  • You will comment on the data and identify the strengths and weaknesses you saw when attending the seminar (reading the reference paper).

Note: All of these topic paper references are in the AIU Library.

Topic 1: Cyber-Terrorism: Finding a Common Starting Point

Biller, Jeffrey Thomas.The George Washington University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2012. 1515265.

Topic 2: The Behavioral Intelligence Paradigm Shift in Fighting Cyber-Crime: Counter-Measures, Innovation, and Regulation Issues.

  • Author: Baumard, Phillipe
  • Source: International Journal on Criminology. Spring2014, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p11-21. 11p.

Topic 3: The Cyber Defence Landscape – A Constantly Changing and Dynamic War Fighting Environment.

  • Author: Cunningham, Chase
  • Source: Military Technology. 2013, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p89-91. 3p.

Topic 4: STATEMENT OF HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BOB GOODLATTE MARKUP OF H.R. 3490, THE “STRENGTHENING STATE AND LOCAL CYBER CRIME FIGHTING ACT”

Congressional Documents and Publications; Washington, D.C.: Washington: Federal Information & News Dispatch, LLC. (Sep 30, 2015)

life experiences

life experiences

Describe how your life experiences influenced your decision to pursue a pharmacy career and desire to serve in rural areas. How you will contribute to a successful career in pharmacy and your interest or commitment to serving in rural areas or medically underserved areas or populations. Include any significant volunteering, extracurricular, employment or academic experiences that reinforce and/or demonstrate your commitment to these communities. Describe how you envision contributing to health equity as a pharmacist in these communities.

Note

(max 700 words)