In the SLP, you will analyze the same company (Apple) that you did for Module 1’s SLP, but this time you will use Kotter’s 8-step process for organization change. This
will allow you to build your skills at applying different models.

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Appelbaum, S. H., Habashy, S., Malo, J., & Shafiq, H. (2012). Back to the future: Revisiting Kotter’s 1996 change model. The Journal of Management Development, 31(8),
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Caldwell, R. (2012). Leadership and learning: A critical reexamination of Senge’s learning organization. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 25(1), 39-55.

Change First (2014). How to actively engage your people in organisational change.

Choi, M. (2011). Employees’ attitudes toward organizational change: A literature review. Human Resource Management, 50(4), 479-500. doi:10.1002/hrm.20434

de Caluwe, L. & Vermaak, H. (2004). Change Paradigms: An Overview. Organization Development Journal, 22(4), 9-18.

Decker, P., Durand, R., Mayfield, C. O., McCormack, C., Skinner, D., & Perdue, G. (2012). Predicting implementation failure in organization change. Journal of
Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, 16(2), 29-49.

Isett, K. R., Glied, S. A., Sparer, M. S., & Brown, L. D. (2013). When Change Becomes Transformation. Public Management Review, 15(1), 1-17.

Kotter, J. P. (1995). Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail. Harvard Business Review, 73(2), 59-67.

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Pardo-del-Val, M., Martínez-Fuentes, C., & Roig-Dobón, S. (2012). Participative management and its influence on organizational change. Management Decision, 50(10),
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Reissner, S. C., Pagan, V., & Smith, C. (2011). ‘Our iceberg is melting’: Story, metaphor and the management of organisational change. Culture & Organization, 17(5),
417-433. doi:10.1080/14759551.2011.622908

Schein, E. H. (2010). Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from Trident online library eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO)

Wei, M., & Ooi, T. (2011). Organization transformation: What matters most is the leader’s actions.

Refer to the required and optional readings for this module, and any other readings which will help you in implementing organizational change.


Write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you

Analyze an organization of your choice using the Kotter’s 8-Step Model for organizational change, including the interventions that were used.

Create a plan that identifies resistance to change by type, as well as the leadership strategies used to overcome them.

Keys to the Assignment

The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered in your paper include:

Analyze the subject company/organization using Kotter’s 8-Step Model framework.

Thoroughly examine each of the eight key areas of the model.

Identify in which box each piece of data relates, and justify why.

Identify the areas/types of resistance to change.

Who should be involved in the change effort? Where they? Why or why not?

Identify the types of leadership present. Was it effective? Why or why not?

Could the company have done something differently in going through the change process

How well does the model work in this situation? Could the company have done something differently in going through the change process

What did you learn from applying the model to your subject organization that you didn’t know before?

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