Problem Evaluation and Formulation of Solutions
Identify an issue or problem in your current work setting that could be the focus of a change project. Using the format outlined on p. 201 of Puccio, Mance, & Murdock, outline the pluses, potentials, concerns, and ways to successfully implement change (PPCo). Develop an 8-10 page paper which examines, in depth, the items you have outlined.
In your assessment of the problem and identification of possible solutions, include the following in your discussion. Provide supporting literature (5-7 articles minimum) regarding the issues identified as you engage in the examination of the problem.
1. Background of the problem. What is the history of the issue or problem? Why do you believe change is necessary? Advantages to implementing change. What are the positive aspects of initiating change? (Pluses)
2. Possibilities related to implementing change. How might the organization benefit from implementing change? (Potentials)
3. Possible obstacles to implementing change. What will you need to address in order to successfully implement change? (Concerns)
4. Brainstorm ideas for overcoming obstacles identified in #3. What can be done to overcome concerns? (Overcome)