Assignment 1: LASA 2: Change ManagementFor many companies, change is a constant thing. A company that can smoothly navigate organization change is one that is more nimble and better able to meet market demands for products. In this assignment, you will develop a change management plan that is similar to what a business today might use to implement change.Assume you are the supervisor of a product development team that designs cell phone applications for your company’s newest cell phone. Unfortunately, this model has not been performing well in the market and your company has decided to discontinue production. Your team is being asked to discontinue their current operations and move to the design and development of applications for a new smart phone. This will require new skills and experience that some of your team members do not possess. In addition, management has asked for a shortened timeline meaning your team will have to put in considerable overtime hours.You are to develop a change management plan for leading your team through these changes, including reorganization. You will review your plan with your boss.Research change management plans using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Select at least two authoritative resources, one of which may be your text, to use in this assignment. Be sure to use real-world situations when presenting examples in your response.Download and review the Change Management Plan template. Analyze the case information and fill in the template.Write a detailed change management plan covering the following:Identify two reorganizational changes and their impact on the team.Offer suggestions and strategies for managing the change including:Two ways to communicate the reorganization plans with the teamTwo ways to gain buy-in from the teamTwo ways to deal with resistance from the teamTwo ways you will lead and motivate your team through the changeIdentify two specific ways you will inform your supervisor of plans and progress.Identify five action items required in order to implement the change. Identify seven potential risks along with a plan of the action to take if a risk occurs. Explain your solutions.Give reasons and examples from your selected resources in support of your assertions.Write a 5–6-page paper in Word format. Be sure to include your filled-in Change Management Plan template. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.
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The purpose of this plan is to identify and analyze the changes that will impact the team. This plan will offer
suggestions and strategies for managing the change and will include a communication plan, activities
required, and risk identification.
Analysis of Reorganizational Impacts
This section identifies reorganizational impacts to the team due to the changes identified in the case study.
You are to identify at least two changes that are occurring and what the impact is to the team.
Identify two reorganizational changes and their impacts to the team.
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Suggestions and Strategies for Managing the Change
This section identifies suggestions and strategies for managing the reorganization change.
Suggest two ways the reorganization can be communicated to the team.
Suggest two ways to gain buy-in from the team.
Suggest two ways to deal with resistance from the team.
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Suggest two ways you will lead and motivate your team through the change.
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Communication Plan
This section identifies how you will keep your supervisor informed of plans, decisions, actions, issues, and
progress.
Identify two specific ways you will keep your supervisor informed.
Activities Required
In this section, identify five action items that will be required to implement the change. This could include
activities such as conducting planning meetings, training staff, etc. Provide an explanation of why the
activity is required and what the expected outcome will be for the activity.
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Risk Identification
Identify seven potential risks and mitigation plans or suggestions for dealing with the risk. This could include
risks such as: nonacceptance of the change, employees quitting, etc.
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