The Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence is an individual assignment and an experiential learning activity designed to enhance your learning about managing organizational change. The goal of the Simulation is to allow students to see and feel for themselves what it means to lead a strategic change in an organization. The assignment is to be completed during our VIRTUAL Class 9. No in-class meeting will be held.
Start by purchasing the Simulation after clicking on the coursepack link. Read the information provided about the Simulation. Select and read at least five (5) references (i.e. articles, books, etc.) from the list entitled: Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence References located in the Class Materials folder on Bb for Class 9. Then play the Simulation while being careful to reflect upon your reading prior to each of your decisions.
After you have completed the Simulation, write a five (5) page paper excluding title page and references, using 12-point font and double-spacing and post it through SafeAssign on Blackboard. You are to cite at least the five (5) references that you read in preparation for playing the Simulation in your paper. This means that you are to integrate the concepts from your reading and refer to them in a relevant way throughout your paper using APA format. In your paper, you must:
Describe each of the levers that you used and the sequence in which you used them. Provide a rationale for each of your choices.
Explain your assessment of how effective you were as a change agent.
Explain what you learned about managing organizational change.
Based on your response to C. above, describe what are you going to do differently the next time you are leading change.