Assignment 1: Implementing Policy Change
In this assignment, you will review how an adopted policy change can be implemented successfully to ensure that it overcomes the typical causes of implementation failure.
In a minimum of 500 words, post your responses to the following:
Explain what makes for effective implementation of change in general.
Examine an effective introduction of the adopted change in an appropriate organization or network. Discuss what made the implementation of this particular change successful.
Describe the review process during which policy maintenance, modification, or termination can be considered.
Explain the role of leadership in the implementation process. Discuss the relevance of continued influence and coalition building during implementation. Could there be merit in strengthening relationships between people and organizations involved in the implementation process? Why or why not?
By Saturday, February 20, 2016, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
Through Wednesday, February 24, 2016, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, comment on what you would change in the review process compared to other students. You should focus on why you would make your proposed changes as against the changes they discussed. You should also provide your rationale for your comments on the basis of how each of the processes selected could affect policy implementation.