week 1

2–3 Pages

For your Key Assignment in this course, you willselect an organization that you would like to study. You may select an organization that you currently work for, one that you would like to work for in the future, or one that is currently being discussed in the media. Briefly summarize the organization that you have chosen in 1–2 paragraphs.

Using step one in Kotter’s 8-Step change model (creating urgency), explore the following points:

  • Identify potential threats to your organization, such as competition.
  • Examine opportunities that should be exploited, such as loyal customer base or unique product offering.
  • Discuss ways to promote discussion on positive change, such as creating an open-door policy or communication process.
  • Determine where you can find support, such as professional partnerships outside of the organization.
600 to 800 words

Find and discuss 3 articles in your concentration area (i.e., OB, CB, or General Psych) that discuss trending topics that relate to your concentration.

Use the following Web sites to find the trending topics in your concentration:

Identify your concentration, and address the following questions based on the articles:

  • Where is it heading?
  • What does it focus on?
  • What are some of the current issues?

NOTE: The articles should have a future focus as opposed to a historical perspective.

Some examples of topics include the following:

  • For OB: Social responsibility, motivation, and globalization
  • For CB: Customer service and customer satisfaction
  • For General Psych: Computerized cognitive treatments, positive psychology in the workplace, and sports psychology