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Title: Business Initiative and Technology
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BUS 100 - Enterprise Business Applications and Communications
Assignment 3: Organizational Leadership and Change Management
Due Week 3 and worth 160 points
In Part LXXVII of your business plan, you will focus on organizational leadership and change management to
foster a culture of innovation, adaptability, and continuous improvement within your organization. Your objective
is to develop a comprehensive leadership and change management framework that inspires employee
engagement, drives organizational transformation, and achieves strategic objectives.
Write a paper in which you:
1. Analyze leadership theories and styles to identify effective leadership practices that inspire employee
motivation, foster collaboration, and drive organizational performance. Evaluate leadership models such
as transformational leadership, servant leadership, and authentic leadership that promote ethical behavior,
trust, and integrity. Assess leadership competencies such as communication skills, decision-making
abilities, and emotional intelligence that contribute to effective leadership effectiveness.
2. Define organizational leadership objectives, goals, and key performance indicators (KPIs) that align with
organizational objectives and support business growth and competitiveness. Establish clear, measurable,
and achievable leadership targets such as employee engagement scores, leadership effectiveness ratings,
and organizational culture assessments. Develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant,
Time-bound) leadership objectives that provide clear direction and focus for leadership development
initiatives.
3. Develop a leadership development and talent management strategy to identify, nurture, and retain
leadership talent, and build a pipeline of future leaders within your organization. Implement leadership
development programs, mentoring initiatives, and succession planning processes that groom high-
potential employees for leadership roles. Develop leadership competency frameworks, leadership
assessments, and 360-degree feedback mechanisms that assess and develop leadership capabilities at all
levels of the organization.
4. Develop a change management strategy to facilitate organizational change, overcome resistance to
change, and promote employee adoption of new initiatives and processes. Analyze change management
frameworks such as Katter’s 8-Step Model, Lewin's Change Management Model, and ADKAR Model
that guide change implementation and transition management. Develop change management plans,
change communication strategies, and change readiness assessments that prepare employees for change
and minimize disruption to business operations.
5. Develop a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to foster creativity, experimentation, and
risk-taking within your organization. Analyze innovation models such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup,
and Agile Innovation that drive product innovation, process innovation, and business model innovation.
Develop innovation labs, idea generation platforms, and innovation challenges that empower employees
to contribute ideas, collaborate on projects, and drive innovation initiatives.
6. Develop a communication and stakeholder engagement strategy to build trust, transparency, and
accountability in organizational decision-making processes. Implement communication channels such as
town hall meetings, employee forums, and digital communication platforms that facilitate open dialogue
and information sharing. Develop stakeholder engagement plans, stakeholder analysis matrices, and
stakeholder communication strategies that address stakeholder concerns and build consensus around
change initiatives.
Clickhereto view the grading rubric for this assignment.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and
writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 160 Assignment 3: Organizational Leadership and Change Management
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
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