Hrm587Final Exam Essay

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Final Exam HRM587

1. (TCO A) Which of the following options properly identifies external and internal forces which drive change? (Points : 7) External forces for change are totally environmental; internal forces for change are more economic.

An internal force for change is a lack of diversity in the make-up of the senior management, whereas an external force for change is a lawsuit by the EEOC requiring the management to correct diversity failure in the company.

Internal forces for change tend to create a faster change than external forces for change.

The mimetic isomorphism pressure to change was seen when Sarbanes Oxley was passed in order to ensure that an Enron-like scenario never happened again.
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5. (TCO C) The “nurturer” image of change agent will change focus when she moves from “change sponsor” to “change implementer” in the following way(s): (Points : 7) A nurturer will be the planner, the instigator, and the decision maker for change so when she changes focus, she will ensure everyone follows the plan without determining or considering the results on people.

A nurturer will accept her role as sponsor and implementer and ensure her direct reports do the same.

A nurturer, like a caretaker, assumes that change managers receive rather than initiate change, and therefore has little role in implementation other than protection.

A nurturer, like Kotter’s theoretical manager Jim Kirk, will accept the change plan, initiate the change boldly, and ensure a new structure is determined through the project.

All of the above

Question 6. 6. (TCO C) “This organization is running like clockwork!” This statement by a company leader is likely to result in “no change” because (Points : 7) the leader is blinded by the light.

the leader believes his vision and mission of the company will align when the change is over.

the leader has diagnosed by image that the company needs no change.


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