AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week Discussions

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Describe a change situation that you have participated in or observed. What lasting images do you have, both good and bad that may be useful in this course?

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

Using the cases described in chapter 1 of the textbook as a reference, describe why there are limits on what managers of change can achieve.

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

After reading the “Chipping Away at Intel” case study, what was a pressure for change (internal, external, or environmental)? Give an example of a similar pressure for change that was experienced by another organization (in the news, where you worked, or any other organization).

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

Explain the difference between first-order and second-order change and cite an example you have either been involved with or observed.

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment


Read the “Chipping Away at Intel” case at the end of chapter 3 in the text. In a paper of 750-1,000 words, address the following questions that relate to why organizations change.

  1. Of the environmental pressures for change (fashion, mandated, geopolitical, market decline, hyper competition, reputation and credibility), which one(s) was/were experienced by Intel, and what facts from the case support your choice(s)?
  2. Of the internal pressures for change (growth, integration, collaboration, reestablishment of organizational identities, new broom, and power and political pressures), which one(s) was/were experienced at Intel, and what facts from the case support your choice(s)?
  3. Are there limits to the changes that can be accomplished at Intel? Why or why not?
  4. Describe why it is important for change managers to have a clear, personal understanding about the pressures that lead to change.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of the paper’s content.

Due to its inherent unreliability, Wikipedia is not considered an acceptable source for use in academic writing.

Please refer to “AMP-492: Module 2 Pressures for Change Grading Rubric” for this assignment. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the grading rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Explain this statement by Palmer, Dunn, and Akin on page 122 of the textbook: “The apparent option of not using a model (for diagnosis) is not a real option; the choice is whether we use one that is explicit or one that is implicit.”

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

Would the image of change chosen affect the diagnostic model used? Explain why and how, or why not with examples based on the readings thus far in the course.

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

Select two reasons why people resist change and, for each of them, suggest a method for overcoming that resistance. Which two types of change resistance do you think are most common and why?

AMP 492 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

The lecture and textbook state that some change is welcomed and embraced. Describe why some change is viewed favorably and describe what change leaders should learn from the idea of “welcomed change.”

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