Assignment 1: Internal and External Impacts
In this module you examined globalization and environmental changes and trends. You also learned that leaders need to stay current on both internal and external forces that impact organization in order to successfully lead/manage change. Therefore, in this discussion assignment, you will investigate how cultural diversity, technology, and communication play a role in impacting the organizational change.
Research the forces that impact organizations, such as globalization and cultural diversity, technological advancements, and communication channels, etc. Use resources from professional literature in your research. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).
On the basis of your research and experience, in a minimum of 400 words, respond to the following points:
Describe the cultural diversity, level of technology, and communication channels at your current (or previous) organization or organizational unit (team). You may also consider within the context of an organization with which you are familiar.
Reflect back on some of the past change initiatives. Based on the information you have accumulated in this course thus far and your understanding of the change process, assess and discuss to what extent these factors might have played in the level of success of change initiatives at your organization (or in your team). You may also consider within the context of an organization with which you are familiar.
If more than one factor had an influence, identify the one that you believe had the greatest impact. Explain.