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In the change management simulation, as the Director of Product Innovation you were faced with an urgent business need to implement strategic change at Spectrum Sunglass Company. As

 In the change management simulation, as the Director of Product Innovation you were faced with an urgent business need to implement strategic change at Spectrum Sunglass Company. As a middle manager, you lacked formal authority (power) and had to rely on influence to gain support to implement the change. Success required you to accurately diagnose the situation, build and maintain credibility, and develop a plan that included using the appropriate change levers or actions at the right time. Having completed the Change Management Simulation, prepare a 5 – 7 page paper that: • Analyzes how effectively you diagnosed the situation including identifying individuals who could be early adopters and those that were resisters. How helpful were factors such as the formal organizational hierarchy and social network information? • Discusses the strategy you developed to influence organizational member to mobilize and move them to adopt the change initiative. Identify and describe the change theories and/or models that influenced your strategy and their effectiveness. • Evaluates why you were successful or unsuccessful as a change agent and middle manager without formal authority including what you did well and what were your missteps. Analyze when and why did you gained or lost credibility, and its impact on your success. • Reflects on the three important lessons learned or insights gained from the simulation about being an effective change leader, and identify one action you will take to enhance your future effectiveness in leading change. A well-written paper should be 5 – 7 double-spaced pages of content, and adhere to APA standards; the page count doesn’t include the title and reference pages. The analysis and recommendations must be supported with citations and references from 2 or more academic sources such as your textbook. 

Change Management Simulation Reflection Paper Week 6 Assignment and Rubric

Length: 5 – 7 double-spaced pages (page count excludes title and reference pages) Due: Week 6 by Sunday Midnight Value: 200 Points for 20% of the grade Post: Week 6 Assignments

In the change management simulation, as the Director of Product Innovation you were faced with an urgent business need to implement strategic change at Spectrum Sunglass Company. As a middle manager, you lacked formal authority (power) and had to rely on influence to gain support to implement the change. Success required you to accurately diagnose the situation, build and maintain credibility, and develop a plan that included using the appropriate change levers or actions at the right time. Having completed the Change Management Simulation, prepare a 5 – 7 page paper that:

• Analyzes how effectively you diagnosed the situation including identifying individuals who could be early adopters and those that were resisters. How helpful were factors such as the formal organizational hierarchy and social network information?

• Discusses the strategy you developed to influence organizational member to mobilize and move them to adopt the change initiative. Identify and describe the change theories and/or models that influenced your strategy and their effectiveness.

• Evaluates why you were successful or unsuccessful as a change agent and middle manager without formal authority including what you did well and what were your missteps. Analyze when and why did you gained or lost credibility, and its impact on your success.

• Reflects on the three important lessons learned or insights gained from the simulation about being an effective change leader, and identify one action you will take to enhance your future effectiveness in leading change.

A well-written paper should be 5 – 7 double-spaced pages of content, and adhere to APA standards; the page count doesn’t include the title and reference pages. The analysis and recommendations must be supported with citations and references from 2 or more academic sources such as your textbook.

Grading Rubric

Evaluation Criteria for Change Management Simulation Paper Paper

Paper Elements

Exemplary

Proficient Developing Emerging

Diagnosis 40 – 36 Clearly and concisely analyzes diagnosis effectiveness. Provides clear rationale for identifying early adopters and resisters discussing how factors such as the organizational hierarchy and social network information impacted analysis.

35 – 31 Mostly analyzes diagnosis effectiveness Provides fairly clear rationale for identifying early adopters and resisters discussing how factors such as the organizational hierarchy and social network information impacted analysis.

30 – 26 Somewhat analyzes diagnosis effectiveness, May provide rationale for identifying early adopters and resisters but may not discuss how factors such as the organizational hierarchy and social network information impacted analysis.

25 – 0 Limited if any analysis of diagnosis effectiveness. May not provide rationale for identifying early adopters and resisters or discuss how factors such as the organizational hierarchy and social network information impacted analysis

Change Strategy

40 – 36 Comprehensively describes the strategy used to influence organizational members to mobilize and move to adopt the change initiative. Clearly and accurately

35 – 31 Mostly describes the strategy used to influence organizational members to mobilize and move to adopt the change initiative. Fairly clearly and accurately

30 – 26 Somewhat describes the strategy used to influence organizational members to mobilize and move to adopt the change initiative. May not link plan to

25 – 0 Limited if any description of a strategy used to influence organizational members to mobilize and move to adopt the change initiative.

connects plan to change theories and/or models that influenced strategy and their effectiveness.

links plan to change theories and/or models that influenced strategy and their effectiveness.

the change theories and/or models that influenced strategy and/or discuss their effectiveness.

Limited if any discussion of change theories and/or models that influenced strategy or their effectiveness.

Change Agent Effectiveness

40 – 36 Accurately evaluates why successful or unsuccessful as a change agent without formal authority. Clearly describes what was done well and missteps. Assesses gains or losses in credibility, and the impact on success.

35 – 31 Fairly accurately evaluates why successful or unsuccessful as a change agent without formal authority. Fairly clearly describes what was done well and missteps. Assesses gains or losses in credibility, but may not consider impact on success.

30 – 26 Somewhat evaluates why successful or unsuccessful as a change agent without formal authority. Somewhat describes what was done well and missteps. May not assess gains or losses in credibility and the impact on success.

25 – 0 Limited if any evaluation of why successful or unsuccessful as a change agent. Limited if any description of what was done well and missteps. Limited if any assessment of gains or losses in credibility and the impact on success.

Insights Gained 40 – 36 Clearly and concisely identifies 3 lessons learned or insights gained and why each is important to being an effective change leader. Clearly identifies 1 specific action that will be taken to enhance future effectiveness in leading change.

35 – 31 Mostly identifies 2 – 3 lessons learned or insights gained and why each is important to being an effective change leader. Identifies 1 somewhat specific action that will be taken to enhance future effectiveness in leading change.

30 – 26 Identifies 1 – 3 lessons learned or insights gained but may not discuss why each is important to being an effective change leader. Identifies 1 general action that will be taken to enhance future effectiveness in leading change.

25 – 0 Limited if any identification of lessons learned about being an effective change leader. Limited if any identification of action that will be taken to enhance future effectiveness in leading change.

APA and Sources

15 – 14 Uses 2 or more academic sources. Uses headers to organize paper, and accurately adheres to APA standards; reference page and citations are correct. All sources listed in References are cited in paper

13 – 12 Uses 2 academic sources. Uses headers to organize paper, and fairly accurately adheres to APA standards with a few (1 – 3) minor errors. All sources listed in References are cited in paper

11 – 10 Uses 1 – 2 academic sources. May not use headers. APA standards are somewhat followed but with numerous (4 – 10) errors. Sources listed in References and citations may not match

9 – 0 Uses 0 – 2 sources. Limited adherence to APA standards in the paper and Reference page; work of others may be cited but with multiple (11+) errors. Sources listed in References and citations do not match

Writing Mechanics

25 – 23 The paper is logical and well-written; spelling, grammar and punctuation are accurate. Paper is the required length of 5 – 7 pages of content, and includes a correctly prepared title page,

22 – 20 The paper is fairly logical and organized but with minor errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. Content may be 10% longer or shorter than the required length, and includes a correctly prepared title page,

19 – 17 The paper may be disorganized and somewhat confusing. And/or it may have several (4 – 10) errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 15% too long or short, and may not include a correctly prepared title page

16 – 0 The paper lacks clarity and is confusing with numerous errors (11+) in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. Content may be 20% too long or short, and does not include a correctly prepared title page

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