Within the Discussion Board area, write 500–800 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
As director of change management for Heavy WorX, this isyour first role as a member of an executive team and as a leader who is tasked to bring needed change to an organization. Your peers welcome you to the team but express apprehension with regard to new initiatives or programs, citing that the company has already seen its share of changes and with little positive outcome. Despite the impending challenge, you are excited about your new position because you have the opportunity to be a critical part of the company’s future.
Using the library, Internet, your textbooks, or other credible resources, conduct in-depth research to gain a high-level understanding of the principles, methods, and tools that are used in organizational development (OD) and to understand the steps, processes, or planned change models that are used by OD practitioners.
To inform your peers about your role and how you will successfully initiate any large-scale changes, discuss the following:
- What are your roles and responsibilitiesduring aplanned change initiative as both a leader and OD practitioner within Heavy WorX?
- What are the disadvantages and advantages of leading and managing change as an internal OD practitioner as opposed to an external OD consultant?
- Of all the typical ethical dilemmas that may surface for an OD practitioner, which do you think is the most challenging, and how would you address it?