Identify Barriers to Change

This assignment is an opportunity to evaluate theories and models and identify barriers to change.  Due Sunday, July 1, 2018 

The paper should be five to seven pages long, excluding cover and reference pages.

Please follow APA guidelines for citations, quotations, and references, and use at least five scholarly resources that are dated within the last five years.

Readings attached and you are strongly encouraged to use peer-reviewed journal. Research methodology and problem analysis will be emphasized in the grading of this assignment.

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Attached is the grading criteria for specifics on how the paper will be graded.

Below are some of the OD concepts and theories we have discussed so far:

  • Planned change theories
  • OD diagnostic processes
  • OD interventions
  • Change management
  • Internal and external consultants

Your Task:

Choose an organizational development concept or theory from our readings and discussions.  In a five to seven page paper, build out the theory by applying it to an organization of your choice.

  • Be thorough as you apply the concept or theory to your organization.
  • Be sure to clearly identify the organization problem or issue and work      through the chosen theory as you apply it to the organization.
  • You  are expected to incorporate at least one of the following course  objectives in your short paper:
    1. Evaluate  definitions, theories, and models of corporate culture
    2. Identify the roles and relationships corporate culture has in organizational  performance
    3. Use  a systems perspective in analyzing organizational conditions
    4. Evaluate  theories and models for managing change in organizations
    5. Identify  common barriers to effective change management
    6. Prescribe  appropriate OD strategies and techniques in applied settings