Week 2 assignment force-field analysis

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Describe the concept of force-field analysis and the forces that either drive or restrain the change process. Using the force-field analysis model, discuss a change initiative that you are familiar with, and define the key driving forces and key restraining forces that impact the change. 

Your paper should be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style , and it must include in-text citations and references for at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the course text 

Text 

Palmer, I., Dunford, R., & Buchanan, D. (2017). Managing organizational change: A multiple perspectives approach (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com  Recommended Resources 

Article 

Kotter, J. P. (2012, November). Accelerate! (cover story). Harvard Business Review, 90(11), 43-58. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.This article takes a critical look at strategic management and the impact on organizations. The content reviews the dynamic of stale versus aggressive change management strategies.  

Multimedia 

INTELECOM. (Producer) (n.d.). Shifting gears: Managing organizational change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net:80/playClipDirect.aspx?id=4870EEC7664070BBC7A04533604A03CF38.This video provides a detailed look at change and change stories. 

Grading Rubric 

Distinguished – Comprehensively describes the concept of force-field analysis and the forces that drive or restrain the change process. 

Distinguished – Comprehensively discusses a change initiative and thoroughly defines the driving and restraining forces that impact the change. 

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding 

Distinguished – Creates meaningful correlations among experiences outside of the classroom to demonstrate an understanding of the given field of study and to broaden one’s own viewpoints