The Brisson-Banks (2010) article in the required reading for this unit compares the five different change management models presented in this unit and it describes various situational variables that could influence the effectiveness of each. Utilizing all of the knowledge accumulated through this and the previous units write a critique of the article
In your paper be sure to include the following: Evaluate different aspects of organizational change. Discuss the role that leader vision and organizational climate plays in a change management strategy. Discuss how effective change initiatives can influence organizational performance.
Be sure to follow the guidelines below: Accurately identify the premise and supporting points from the article. Provide an insightful and thorough analysis of information from the article including using evidence and reasonable and compelling interpretations. Link material to course content and real-world situations. Demonstrate solid critical evaluation by providing well-supported opinions and conclusions using additional peerreviewed articles. Organize the material logically by using smooth transitions and grouping similar material together. Your paper should be at least two pages in length. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.
Select two current,
professional journal articles that are at least four pages in length. You must
write a critical assessment of the articles for this assignment. Keep in mind,
the research databases found in the Online Library are a great source for quick
exploration of thousands of articles.
In preparation, follow the guidelines
Find two articles (that are less than five years
old) that pertain to team building or improving team performance and annotate,
in your own words, as you read. Note the authors’ main points and thesis
statements. The critiques should be approximately two to three pages EACH in
length (not counting the title and reference page).
Part I: Introduction
Start EACH critique with the following information:
the author’s name, the article title, and the author’s thesis statement.
Part II: Summary
Summarize the author’s purpose and main points;
providing examples for clarity of understanding the author’s intended
implications. Share key topics that support the
author’s focus for this article. Provide ample details to enlighten the reader
as to what the article is implying for audiences who are seeking research data
in regards to team building and/or the different types of teams (e.g.,
virtual, temporary, traditional, or innovative).
Part III: Review and Evaluate
To critically review the article, ask the
What are the credentials/areas of expertise of
the author? Did the author use appropriate methods to gather the evidence? Did
the author use accurate evidence? Does the author’s use and interpretation of
this evidence lead the reader to the same conclusion? Did the author build a
logical argument? Is there other evidence that would support a
counter-argument? Was the author successful in making his/her point?
Part IV: Conclusion
State whether you agree with the author or not.
Back up your decisions by stating your reasons. Give a general opinion of the
work. Explain what you learned from reading the article and if you would
recommend it to a friend/coworker.
Format your paper using APA style. Refer to
resources provided in the Student Portal. Use your own words and expressions to
write the critique. Include citations and references as needed to avoid
plagiarism. The paper should consist of two to three pages of body paragraphs
for EACH critique, one title page, and one reference page (as the final page).