Types of Change

Background Information
Black describes the three reasons why people, and therefore organizations, do not change. First, failure to see. Organizations miss the obvious market transformations. Next is the failure to move. People fail to change even when they see the need.

Finally, even after people and organizations do recognize the need to change and begin the process, the change efforts stall out and they fail to finish. The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the capability to anticipate change, move when needed, and finish without ?being told? (Black, 2014). Black (2014) also believes that leading strategic change is not just about leading big and important changes, but it is also about leading change that helps create and sustain competitive advantage (p. 175). This requires not only understanding the three barriers to successful change but also appreciating three fundamental types of change.

Chapter 9 describes these three types of change and how each relates to the three barriers of change.

Anticipatory change is anticipating the strategic need for change rather than waiting for it to show up at your front door and how each relates to the three barriers of change.

Reactive change revolves around reacting to obvious signs and signals that change is needed. When you ignore anticipatory change and reactive change, crisis change is more than likely to occur.

Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Read Chapter 9 in It Starts With One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations.
Watch the video INSEAD Professors Stewart Black and Hal Gregersen on How Changing Individuals Changes Organisations.

Write a paper in response to the questions listed below. Include a minimum of two citations from the assigned reading from Chapter 9 in which you apply the concepts to the questions. (Note: It is not necessary to do any outside research beyond the information in Chapter 9). Provide a detailed explanation for your discussion that demonstrates clear, insightful critical thinking.

Write a substantive response to the following, with citations that include the page reference from Chapter 9:

A. Share from your own experience, either as a follower or a leader, three change initiatives (one from each category?anticipatory, reactive, crisis). For each, describe the situation, the need driving the change, and the urgency of the change.
B. Select the change that was most significant to you.
i. Restate the type of change (anticipatory, reactive, crisis) you are describing.
ii. Discuss your personal readiness and the organization?s readiness for change. Refer to the three barriers (failure to see, failure to move, failure to finish).
iii. Describe the outcome of the change initiative and refer to lessons acquired from Chapter 9 on how to initiate positive change in an organization

Your discussion should be 400?500 words in length. Use proper spelling, grammar, and APA style in your analysis and any sources cited. For questions on APA style, go to OCLS APA Writing Styles Guides.

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