change is hard”

 

You have probably heard the saying “Change is hard.” This statement is true for organizations as well as for individuals. When faced with change, many employees demonstrate resistance—they do whatever they can to not give in to that change. While some opposition may be natural, it is important to understand that employees need to work past such resistance to be successful at work. It is also important to note that organizational leaders need to understand that the communication methods they choose to announce change can greatly impact employees’ initial reactions.

Respond to the following:

Sarah, a long-time employee, is given an Android and told to keep it with her at all times should the company need to contact her. Why might Sarah resist this change? What impact might the direct style of communication, if used by Sarah’s boss, have on Sarah? How could this message be communicated in another, better way? What does this example tell you about the role of communication in businesses when resistance is involved? Describe a time you demonstrated resistance at work. Why did you resist? What was the outcome? How did you shape your argument to the needs of your audience? Write your response to each question in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to refer to appropriate terms, concepts, and research from your readings this week to help support your response.

Second assignment !!! Assignment 2: Combining Content, Argument, and Structure—The Workshop

The workplace has become increasingly diverse and global. This diversity has dramatically changed the dynamic of the workplace over the last 50 years. Regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender, people want to be treated fairly.

Research workplace harassment using the following resources:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (2002, June 27). Facts about sexual harassment. Retrieved from . Workplace Bullying Institute Web site. Retrieved from . Suppose you work for an organization that currently does not have an antiharassment policy. You are going to develop an antiharassment policy for the organization and persuade the CEO to adopt it. Create a PowerPoint presentation to convince the CEO of the need for such a policy. Use the speaker notes area to write explanations and arguments and to cite sources. Address the following in your presentation:

What is the purpose of your proposed antiharassment policy? Why would implementing this policy be beneficial for the CEO? What’s in it for him or her? Why is it important to have such a policy in place? If the basic purpose is to stop harassing behavior, why is that important? Why is harassment detrimental to an organization? What is your communication plan? How should the CEO present the policy to the staff? What specific communication methods do you recommend, and what will the communication say? Develop an eight- to ten-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards where appropriate for references.

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