Team Change Design Report

Team Change Design Report
Team Change Design Report:
Requiring the design of creative and strategic organisational change for the case organisation, with
sensitivity to business ethics and CSR supported by critical analysis of practice and appropriate theory

5000 Words

Team Change Design Report:
Requiring the design of creative and strategic organisational change for the case organisation, with sensitivity to business ethics and CSR supported by critical analysis of practice and appropriate theory
ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS & CRITERIA
The assessment in this module is based on a case study of Trouble in Paradise: MaD Home Appliances (Sockalingam, 2012). Students are expected to read the case study in detail several times until they are thoroughly familiar with the key issues by the early stages of the module.

Founded in 1978, MaD Home Appliances is a US based white goods manufacturer and retailer with multiple stores in key US cities and plays a key role in the well-being of the local community, where its manufacturing operations are located. However, in recent years the company has been facing serious challenges; its survival and future success are at risk.

COURSEWORK: TEAM REPORT – DESIGN FOR CHANGE AT MaD HOME
Following review of the Diagnosis Report, your team has been commissioned by the CEOs to progress the independent analysis and develop a practicable, creative and strategic design for organisational change at MaD Home Appliances, with sensitivity to Business Ethics and CSR. Your design for change should take into account and exploit new ideas and pertinent thinking captured in the relevant bodies of change related theory.

As with the earlier report, its formal academic/management nature requires a formal, mature and analytical writing style. The individual sections should evidence clear linkages building upon ideas and arguments previously presented in earlier sections. The design for change report must be structured as follows:
Preliminaries*

A Title Page Detailing the title of the report, the names of the authors and programme of study, word count and the submission date
Executive Summary Key elements of the report including report aim, case context, key issues and implications, main recommendations in design for change and analysis of implications for the case organisation comprehensively and well summarised on a single page

A Contents Page Detailing content headings and page numbers, and list of appendices and page numbers
Main Report

Introduction The aim, scope and structure of the report are succinctly set out, with a brief theoretically supported elaboration of the topic (Change).

Case Overview Succinct overview of case context

Diagnosis and Analysis Clear and succinct identification of the key issues impacting on of Combined Implications MaD Home Appliances (strengths, opportunities, weaknesses
and threats) and insightful assessment of the combined current and future implications for the organisation, reflecting sensitivity to CSR and Business Ethics. The discussion should be well supported by appropriate sources, effectively scoped, logically structured, appropriately detailed and show evidence of wider reading. Where relevant, arguments made should be linked to appropriate theory. (Whilst it is valuable to use a range of diagnostic tools to assist with the analysis of the status quo, this section should focus on the results and analysis of implications.)

Design for Change This is the main section and key focus of the report. It should present a compelling strategic design for change, supported by a theoretically robust case for the proposed change. The design for change should link clearly to previous discussions analysing the status quo, draw on theory covered in the lecture programme and be subjected to critical review of appropriateness for addressing the key challenges faced by MaD Home Appliances with anticipated benefits highlighted. Overall, the design for change should meet the stipulated criteria of being creative and practicable and also reflect a detailed understanding of, and sensitivity to, the organisational and environmental context, and client requirements including CSR and Business Ethics. It should be clearly presented and argued, and strongly supported by reference to appropriate theoretical sources.

Analysis of Design for Change
Critical well scoped and balanced analysis of anticipated problems, and effective and appropriate recommendations for interventions and supporting initiatives to enhance the success of proposed change. Robust theoretical support is evidenced.
Conclusion This section draws the report together by presenting a brief clear succinct summary of the key issues
References* Comprehensive list in alphabetical order of all references cited in the report. The disclosure style should follow the Harvard Referencing System (Single alphabetically listed disclosure regardless of source type)
(See http://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/coursework/referencing/samplereferencelist/).

Appendices* Well presented collection of any relevant supplementary material. Appendices should be numerically and sequentially labelled (E.G. Appendix 1: An Applications of Porter’s 5 Forces, Appendix 2: SWOT Analysis: The Detailed Picture) and referenced appropriately in the report.
* The Preliminaries (Title Page, Executive Summary and Content Page), List of References and Appendices are NOT included in the word count.

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