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Forum Question(s) for Response:
While there are many factors driving the pace of organizational change today, there are four (4) factors that stand out; globalization, technological changes, the rise of the knowledge worker, and the importance of cross-functional collaboration within organizations. Bearing in mind that change is now the new normal, what must organizations do to effectively manage the rapidly changing internal and external environments within which they conduct business

Readings for the Week:
Brock, W. B. (2013). Toward a diagnostic-dialogic model of organizational change: Synthesizing organizational change with accounting metrics (Order No. 3536439). Available from ABI/INFORM Global. (1328133920). http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1328133920 accountid=8289

Brock, W. (2012). Synthesizing a systems perspective and organizational change: Principles of a whole-systems metrics model. Organization Development Journal, 30(3), 17-28. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1124543086 accountid=8289

O’Neill, P. E. (1990, July). Transforming managers for organizational change. Training & Development Journal, 44(7), 87+. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do id=GALE%7CA8629480&v=2.1&u=udel_main&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=e39123633a273715159c433703aa68d6

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Instructions:

What is the purpose of a forum

Think of the forum as a classroom experience where you meet with your instructor and peers to discuss the weekly topic in terms of the readings, assignments, and resources that have been assigned. The desired outcome is that you are able to (1) collaborate with peers and the instructor, (2) demonstrate your understanding of the material, and (3) participate as a member of an online community.

What are the responsibilities of the instructor

The instructor s goal is to create an engaging and safe environment for students to learn. In addition, instructors should pose questions promoting deeper thought as well as encourage students to interact with their peers in the classroom. There should be an active instructor presence throughout the week.

What are the responsibilities of the student

Each week, you are required to make a 300 words or more initial posting and respond to a maximum of 3 students. Responses must be a minimum of 150 words or more and include direct questions. If you meet the above-mentioned requirements, you will be graded at the proficient level. However, if your desire is to be graded at the exemplary level, please provide more than the minimum required. To receive 100% as a grade (the exemplary level) for the weekly forums, you should ensure that your responses meet the following criterion:

Critical Analysis – Discussion postings display an excellent understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts, including correct use of terminology. Postings are made in time for others to read and respond, as well as deliver information that is full of thought, insight, and analysis. The information presented makes connection to previous or current content, or to real-life situations, and must contain rich and fully developed new ideas, connections, or applications. (It is important that you integrate the weekly readings in your response. One way to do that is to make position statements, then discuss supporting evidence (i.e. research and/or personal experience).

Participation as a Member of the Learning Community – Discussion postings actively stimulate and sustain further discussion by building on peers’ responses, including building a focused argument around a specific issue, by asking a new directly related question, or by making an oppositional statement supported by personal experience or directly related research. (Please plan your time wisely. Your responses should encourage your peers to respond to your postings and build the foundation for the class to review and discuss your initial posting. It s important that you meet the Wednesday November 23, 2016 deadlineBEFORE midnight for your initial posting so that others can respond. Having all of your work on or BEFORE Wednesday November 23, 2016 BEFORE midnight allows your peers to provide comments to your feedback and strengthens your ability to participate as a member of the weekly learning community discussions.)

Professional Communication and Etiquette – Written interactions in the Forum show respect and sensitivity to the background and beliefs of your peers (Regardless of the position you take, please ensure that your comments are respectful to the background and beliefs of your peers).

Writing Skills – Written responses are free of grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. The style of writing facilitates communication. (Make sure your work is

free of errors. If there are any errors as outlined above, you will not receive 100% for the forum).

 

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