Question 1: (3-4 pages)
This CLA1 assignment requires that you define what are the systems of resistance, and provide some understanding by answering the following questions:
What symptoms of resistance to change have you experienced? Have you experienced both active and passive forms? Have you experienced them as a resistor yourself (as a recipient of change)? Have you experienced them as someone responsible for the management of change (as an initiator of change)?
Which of the various reasons for resisting change do you believe to be the most common? What are your “top three” in this regard?
Which of the various reasons for resisting change do you believe to be the most difficult to deal with (as a manager)? What are your “top three” in this regard?
When senior managers resist change at the strategic level, they are in a position to cause more damage than employees resisting changes at the operational level. Have you worked in a company where you believe that management resistance to change may have existed? As a manager yourself, what would you try to do to prevent this from happening?
Which approach to the management of resistance attracts you? What is the reason for your choice? For example, is it because you think it to be the most effective or does it also relate to a view that you have about how people should be managed?
Question 2:(Around 250 words)
Prior to reading this DQ, please read the CLA1 assignment and understand what the assignment is asking you to complete. Once you have an understanding of the CLA1 assignment, please continue to the paragraph below to Complete DQ1.
Using the database, research eight (8) peer-reviewed articles that can be used to answer your upcoming CLA1 assignment. Your discussion should summarize the articles in such a way that it can justify any arguments you may present in your CLA1 assignment and should be different from the abstract. In addition to your researched peer-reviewed article, you must include an example of the article researched as it is applied by industry (company, business entity, and so forth).
Please note: This article summary should not be the only article researched for your CLA1 assignment. You may (and should) have several other articles researched to fully answer your CLA1 assignment. The concept of this DQ is to allow students to be proactive in the research necessary to complete this assignment. You may use your article summary, partially or in its entirety in your CLA1 assignment.
Important: Please ensure that your reference for the article is in correct APA format, as your reference in your discussion post. Depending on which electronic database you use, you should see a “Cite” selection for your article. In addition, there should be a variety of articles summarized and as such, students should have different articles summarized. Your summary MUST include ALL of the following in your DQ post (include every item in the bullet list below, or you will not receive full credit):
Do these in order:
In correct APA format, write the Reference of the article.
Clearly state what the article is about and its purpose.
Describe how you will use it in your upcoming assignment.
Repeat for a total of eight (8) peer-reviewed sources.
3. Write 250 words including one reference for this question.
Question: Recognizing the importance of problem-solving skills, many organizations now use case interviews to evaluate candidates for jobs. Assume you are in an interview and have been presented with the following case problem: “Your firm is a U.S.-based manufacturer of natural, health food products and is considering growing the business by entering the huge and expanding Chinese market. Should it?” How would you respond? How would you go about analyzing the opportunity? What questions would you ask? How might you structure your answer to best demonstrate problem-solving skills?