The Creating Change Paper provides you with an opportunity to develop a plan to create some type of change
in your organization or department. You can also select an organization you do not work for but know it needs
some type of organizational change. Select a substantial change effort that you want to change. Then discuss
how you plan on implementing the change in your organization. Structure your paper so you answer the
Executive Summary – What needs to change and why? Who is affected and how will they be affected? Clearly
identify the problem and explain what you think will be the result of a successful change (Expected outcome)?
Who will benefit and how will this help the organization moving forward?
What steps will you take and what research will you perform to better understand the current climate/culture?
Existing organizational characteristics?
Functional and Dysfunctional effects of the current culture?
How will you stimulate the employees in the existing culture to accept your change?
How will you overcome any resistance to change?
How will you know your efforts are working? How will you measure your progress?
Criteria for grading the paper will include:
3-5 page paper, not including title page, table of contents, or reference page. Include page numbers.
Direct quotes limited to 10% of the paper. I want to hear your voice, not the authors.
Follow APA guidelines (Title page, table of contents, double-spaced, in-text citations and reference pages).
Cite your sources…where are you getting your information from and what did you read or experience that
helped you form your opinion?
The use of supporting & supplemental material to support the paper and help tell the story more vividly:
process flow diagrams
survey results/questions to be used
utilize your readings, videos, discussion boards and perform your own research.
Your analysis of the change process on a step-by-step basis will be critical, as well as, showing you learned
the content presented in this class.