This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:
Critically analyse current theory and best practice in change management.
Develop a change management plan and outline its implementation demonstrating how managers and organisations manage change in a sustainable way.
This assignment is an individual assignment.
This assignment requires you to use the case study provided on the module webpage: Johnson, S., Kern, D., Haight, K., & Haight, R. (2012). Transformation from Within: The CDBG Case. 18(7), 23–34.
Critically analyse and apply one of the change management diagnostic models covered in this module to the case study, using it to identify the core issues/problems. (1,000 words)
Develop an ethical change management plan for implementing change in the case study. (1,500 words)
Your plan must include but is not limited to:
Rationale for the Change
Change Objectives and Principles
NB: You are expected to conduct additional reading beyond what is covered in the module to strengthen your discussion.
You will need to attend and engage with the lectures and seminars to do well in this assignment. Please refer to the module webpage for relevant core resources, e.g. lectures and seminars slides, as well as textbook and readings.
Criteria for Assessment
This table details the weightings of the criteria by which the student’s work should be assessed.
Criteria Proportion of overall module mark
Critical analysis of diagnostic model 15%
Application of diagnostic model 15%
Critical evaluation of case study for change management plan 15%
Application of relevant theory and concepts in change management plan 40%
Demonstration of knowledge/understanding of sustainability/ethical theories 15%
Refer to the Marking Rubric for information on how work is assessed and graded.
The word count is 2,500. There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more. The word limit includes quotations but excludes the bibliography.