This essay focuses on Types of Organizational Change.The discussions each week are designed to (a) reinforce the research topics that you are reading about, (b) challenge you to explore the topics further, and (c) test your understanding of the concepts and their application within business research.
· Organizations as Open Systems
· Change Agents
The discussions each week are designed to (a) reinforce the research topics that you are reading about, (b) challenge you to explore the topics further, and (c) test your understanding of the concepts and their application within business research.
Before beginning work on this week’s discussion post, review the following resources:
· Expanded Grading Rubric
Make sure your response does not duplicate your colleagues’ responses.
For this course, you should state your topic (reservation post) as a research question. By now in your doctoral program, you should be aware that a good research question is the start of a doctoral-level inquiry. You can summarize the key themes in the subject line of your reservation post. Then state your research question as your reservation post.
Some of the main topics this week include:
Punctuated equilibri Social-ecological systems
Remember to be very specific with the topic you choose and the question you create (e.g., which aspect of planned change or what is it about social-ecological systems that you will analyze? Is there another topic you have studied in one of your courses that you will synthesize with your OD/change topic for this week?).
As the beginning of a scholarly conversation, your initial post should be:
· Succinct—No more than 500 words.
· Provocative—Use concepts and combinations of concepts from the readings to propose relationships, causes, and/or consequences that inspire others to engage (inquire and learn). In other words, take a scholarly stand.
· Support—Scholarly conversations are more than opinions. Ideas, statements, and conclusions are support by clear research and citations from course materials as well as other credible, peer-review resources.
Engage in a discussion with at least two colleagues and respond to questions from your professor by the end of the week.
The reservation post and the initial post are assess in the rubric line item “Quality of the initial posting.”
Neither the reservation post nor the initial post counts toward days of participation.
Follow-up posts made throughout the week to your colleagues and professor will apply to participation points in the rubric.
All posts will be assess for writing mechanics and information literacy. Be sure to review the expanded rubric for more details on grading criteria.