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HRMD 650 9042 Organiza�onal Development and Change…

This assignment is worth 20% of your final grade and addresses Course Objectives 1 through 6. It gives you

an opportunity to apply theories and models, identify barriers to change, and propose appropriate change

interventions. You must complete this assignment individually, without contacting other students, and you

may not use a paper or any part of a paper from a previous class or from another person. If you have

questions about this assignment, please post them in the Ask the Professor discussion forum so that

everyone can benefit from the answers.

We have discussed a number of organizational development and change theories and concepts throughout

this semester. You will incorporate some of those theories in your final paper, showcasing your ability to apply

organizational development principles.

Your Task:

Use what you have learned in this course to develop an 8-10 page change process proposal (excluding cover and

reference pages) for your organization. Assume that you will submit this proposal to the organization for

implementation.

For this proposal, identify a problem area of your current organization (or one in which you have previously worked)

that you believe warrants a change initiative. In your opinion, what restraining forces are blocking implementation of a

change program? From an internal OD practitioner perspective, what recommendations can you make to overcome

these barriers?

You should apply ideas, concepts, theories, and practices set out in the course materials as appropriate to the specific

organization that you have selected. Please follow APA guidelines for citations, quotations, and references, and use at

least eight scholarly resources that are dated within the last five years. You are strongly encouraged to use the

required and reserved readings in this course, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles found through the UMUC

library.

Your paper should include the following:

~2 pages: Introduction (Incorporate course objectives 1 – 3)

What is the organization and how did you select it? What is your relationship with the organization? Using a systems

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Aug 5, 2018 11:59 PM

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helpful in this context. Identify the organizational issue in need of change.

~3 pages: Need for Change (Incorporate course objectives 4 – 5)

Describe the change that needs to take place and discuss internal and external forces that represent obstacles to the

change, supporting your opinion with appropriate citations. Describe the various kinds of data you would need to gather

to confirm your diagnosis. What level of analysis (organization, group, or individual job) should be applied to this

situation?

~3-5 pages: Proposed Solution (Incorporate course objective 6)

Create recommendations for a proposed solution. What do you believe would be an effective intervention? What forces

could be harnessed to promote the change? Who should be included in the solution’s implementation? What would be

considered a success? What additional approaches could be considered? What steps would you take to implement the

recommended solution. Be sure to present your findings objectively, without emotion.

Submit your paper electronically via the Assignment folder.

This essay is due on August 5, 2018.

Criteria A B C F

Quality of

Content

55 points

Student

demonstrated

excep�onal

49 points

Student

demonstrated

sa�sfactory

43 points

Student

demonstrated less

than sa�sfactory

38 points

Student

demonstrated

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knowledge of

relevant concepts

and theories; all

statements and

opinions were

supported by

appropriate

cita�ons from the

literature.

55 – 50 points

knowledge of

relevant concepts

and theories; most

statements and

opinions were

supported by

appropriate

cita�ons from the

literature.

49 – 44 points

knowledge of

relevant concepts

and theories;

some statements

and opinions were

not supported by

appropriate

cita�ons from the

literature.

43 – 39 points

knowledge of

relevant concepts

and theories;

many statements

and opinions were

not supported by

appropriate

cita�ons from the

literature.

38 – 0 points

Quality of

Research

20 points

Student did an

excep�onal job of

integra�ng course

readings with

addi�onal

research. Student

cited more than

the required

number of

references.

Sources listed

were all scholarly

or prac��oner

journals from the

last ten years.

20 – 18 points

17 points

Student did a

sa�sfactory job of

integra�ng course

readings with

addi�onal

research. Student

cited the required

number of

references.

Sources listed

were primarily

scholarly or

prac��oner

journals from the

last ten years.

17 – 16 points

15 points

Student did a less

than sa�sfactory

job of integra�ng

course readings

with addi�onal

research. Student

may not have

cited the required

number of

references. Some

sources listed may

not have been

scholarly or

prac��oner

journals from the

last ten years.

15 – 14 points

13 points

Student did an

inadequate job of

integra�ng course

readings with

addi�onal

research. Student

did not cite the

required number

of references.

Many of the

sources listed

were not scholarly

or prac��oner

journals from the

last ten years.

13 – 0 points

Organiza�ona

and

Mechanics

20 points

Student presented

informa�on in a

logical sequence

that was very easy

to follow. Essay

had no major

spelling and/or

grammar errors.

The page length

requirement was

met.

17 points

Student presented

informa�on in a

mostly logical

sequence that was

fairly easy follow.

Essay had a few

minor spelling

and/or grammar

errors. The page

length

requirement was

met or may have

15 points

Student presented

informa�on in a

confusing

sequence that was

not easy to

follow. Essay had

several major

spelling and/or

grammar errors.

The page length

requirement may

13 points

Student presented

informa�on in an

illogical sequence

that was difficult

to follow. Essay

had many spelling

and/or grammar

errors. The page

length

requirement was

not met.Submit Cancel

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20 – 18 points

been slightly

exceeded.

17 – 16 points

not have been

met.

15 – 14 points

13 – 0 points

APA

Forma�ng

5 points

All cita�ons,

quota�ons, and

references were

forma�ed

correctly or

contained only

one or two minor

errors.

5.0 – 4.5

4.4 points

Most cita�ons,

quota�ons, and

references were

forma�ed

correctly or

contained a few

minor errors.

4.4 – 4.0 points

3.9 points

Several cita�ons,

quota�ons, and

references were

not forma�ed

correctly or

contained major

errors.

3.9 – 3.5 points

3.4 points

Many cita�ons,

quota�ons, and

references were

not forma�ed

correctly or

contained many

errors.

3.4 – 0 points

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