Select an organisation with which you are familiar and carry out research on it, as specified in the detailed task below, in order to develop a report on planning strategic change in the organisation.
Question 1: Understand the background to organisational strategic change 1.1 discuss models of strategic change – Show understanding of the different approaches to models of change management.
Discuss a minimum of three established models, highlighting the differences in approach. 1.2 evaluate the relevance of models of strategic change to organisations in the current economy – In the introduction to the report evaluate the relevance of the models of strategic change, using examples from organizations. Explain why the models for change are appropriate in the selected example. 1.3 assess the value of using strategic intervention techniques in organizations – Assess the value of using strategic intervention techniques that are used in organisations. These need to be applied to the organisation in their report.
Question 2: Understand issues relating to strategic change in an organization 2.1 examine the need for strategic change in an organization – Show an understanding of the forces that are impacting on an organisation and driving the need for change. Showing understanding needs to be more than just a list of forces and change drivers.
Learners need to demonstrate that they have researched and examined the current position of the organisation and that they are able to assess the factors in the organisation that are driving the need for change. 2.2 assess the factors that are driving the need for strategic change in an organization – Same as in 2.1, show an understanding of the forces that are impacting on an organisation and driving the need for change.
Showing understanding needs to be more than just a list of forces and change drivers. Learners need to demonstrate that they have researched and examined the current position of the organisation and that they are able to assess the factors in the organisation that are driving the need for change. 2.3 assess the resource implications of the organisation not responding to strategic change – Assess the resource implications of the organization not responding to change. Assess the relevant financial, human and physical resources.
Question 3: Be able to lead stakeholders in developing a strategy for change 3.1 develop systems to involve stakeholders in the planning of change – Develop systems to involve stakeholders in the planning of change. The systems need to be appropriate and workable in the selected organization 3.2 develop a change management strategy with stakeholders – Show an understanding of the different strategies that are available in the process of change management.
Develop an appropriate strategy for change in the selected organisation and show how they would involve stakeholders in the development of this strategy. 3.3 evaluate the systems used to involve stakeholders in the planning of change – Make judgments on the effectiveness of the systems used to involve stakeholders in the development of a change strategy.
Evaluate the process, taking account of anything that worked well and anything that did not work well or could have worked better. 3.4 create a strategy for managing resistance to change – Recognise that resistance to change can show itself in different ways. If managed badly, resistance can become entrenched and spread throughout the organisation. Create a strategy for managing resistance to change that is appropriate to the selected organisation. It needs to address the issues and provide a workable approach to overcome the resistance. Question
4: Be able to plan to implement models for ensuring ongoing change 4.1 develop appropriate models for change – Develop appropriate models for ongoing change in their selected organisation. The models need to reflect the circumstances facing the organization. 4.2 plan to implement a model for change – Show how to plan to implement the model for change in the selected organisation.
Internal and external circumstances impacting on the organisation also need to be considered. 4.3 develop appropriate measures to monitor progress – Develop measures to monitor the progress of the change model once it is launched. The measures will need to be practical, workable and appropriate to the organisational context.

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