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Assessment 2 is focused on you as the consultant change project manager responsible for delivering a sustained change that addresses the need for organizational optimisation

Assessment 2 is focused on you as the consultant change project manager responsible for delivering a sustained change that addresses the need for organizational optimisation that your fellow student has specified in assessment 1. Within this assessment you will deliver Assignment 2 which will specify your change approach in the form of a written Consultant Programme Journal, again critically supported through the application of appropriate organizational change theory. This Journal is uploaded

Acting as a consultant change manager you will develop a plan to deliver and sustain the optimisation of the operations of a simulated business as has been specified in the assignment 1 Leader’s Programme Journal of your student colleague. Referring to the specification of requirements in your colleagues assignment 1 your Consultant Programme Journal will: Introduce the organisation and proposed change; address the education of employees (learning plan); the informing of pertinent stakeholders (communication plan); For each of the above illustrative plans you will provide a written context that will leverage appropriate change management theories and models that you have covered within the course or through you own independent research. Finally, you will critic how you are to address the culture of the simulated organisation in terms of its resistance to change. If the specification you have received from student colleague in their assignment 1 is insufficient for your needs you can extend the requirements as foundations for your plans.

Keywords: change, employees education, pertinent stakeholders, communication plan. Critic, culture,

A draft format for the Consultant Programme Journal might include: • Journal 1 Introduction – the organisation , need for change and required outcome – 200 words (inc strategy and vision) • Journal 2 The education plan, model and justification 200 words ( inc learning contracts, loop model and organisation learning) • Journal 3 The stakeholder communication plan, model and justification – 300 words ( inc comm plan- stage messages and media) • Journal 4 Critic of the challenges associated with overcoming cultural resistance to change 500 words ( inc Change agency; kotter 8 step v emotional resistance) References Optional Appendices – NOTE: Complete Models can be placed in the text as diagrams Note: this is a critical plan so there is no requirement for a conclusion

Marking Rubric Marks allocated to criteria:

Implementing change learning plan 20%

Communications plan 20%

Highlight the middle managers role in dealing with the implications and consequences of the results of a collision of change forces with organisational culture. 30%

Demonstrated level of research (in terms of perceived use of relevant change management theory)

15% Reflective contribution during the two simulation role play discussions to extract the maximum learning and benefit for self and others. 5%+ 5%

Grammar , proper use of the Harvard System of referencing 5%

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