The Role of Teams in Organizational Change

The Role of Teams in Organizational Change

Introduction

Successful implementation of organizational change is dependent in part on the success of people and teams working together effectively. For this assessment, you will develop a PowerPoint presentation for senior managers in the organization. In this presentation, you will assess the current state of a team or group and then develop strategies to initiate and facilitate group change.

Preparation

Use the University Library to locate at least one resource that deals with helping teams or groups to change.

Scenario

In your previous assignment, you wrote a memo that maps out how your recommended changes will impact other roles within the organization and how to manage potential points of resistance to change. After your supervisor’s boss championed your recommendations in a series of meetings with other upper management, they have requested that you attend an upcoming meeting to present on strategies for approaching change within small groups and teams that may be impacted by your change recommendations. How can a selected group or team be made more effective and ready to respond to the implementation of your ideas for organizational change? What models of group effectiveness might provide a solid framework for this important preparatory work?

Your Role

Imagine that you work in any organization you choose in any position you like. For the sake of simplicity, you may choose to imagine your present position at a company where you already work. You may use the same organization(s) you chose for Assessments 2 and 3. Whatever your other responsibilities, you are now also tasked with providing change leadership within the organization.

Requirements

Select a team or group that is in need of change in your selected organization. Then complete the following in a PowerPoint presentation (with speaker’s notes) for senior managers in the organization:

  • Explain a model of group effectiveness in relation to the selected team or group.
  • Assess the current state of the team or group using the team effectiveness model you have selected.
  • Develop a strategy for helping the selected team or group become more effective by strengthening aspects of their performance as a change team.
  • Describe specific practical and actionable activities for improving the team.

Your presentation should be developed to support a central idea, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a business professional.

Deliverable Format

Your supervisor’s boss requests that you keep your presentation to 7–10 slides. He has also asked that you include one strong academic reference to give your ideas research-based context and support, but keep it to just one—there is no need for a long references list in a quick presentation such as this. Since you are preparing your presentation for upper management and other interested stakeholders, you want this PowerPoint to be well organized and readable.

  • References: Support your analysis with one academic resource from the  University Library. 
  • Length: Include 7–10 PowerPoint slides (with speaker’s notes), in addition to a references slide.
  • Written communication: Demonstrate graduate-level writing skills through accurate communication of thoughts that convey the overall goals of the presentation and do not detract from the message.
  • Correctness: Use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a business professional.
  • APA Style: You must use proper APA style for in-text citations and to list your references.

Evaluation

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Assess the complex and dynamic nature of organizational change. 
    • Assess the current state of the team or group using the selected model of group effectiveness. 
  • Competency 2: Analyze ways in which leaders and managers can effectively initiate, shape, and support organizational change. 
    • Explain a model of group effectiveness in relation to the selected team or group.
    • Develop a strategy for helping the selected team or group become more effective by strengthening aspects of their performance as a change team.
  • Competency 3: Analyze the processes of change in people, groups, and organizations. 
    • Describe specific practical and actionable activities for improving the team.
  • Competency 5: Communicate effectively in a professional manner. 
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for business professionals. 
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