OL 600 OL600 Milestone Four / Strategic Human Resource Management
OL 600 Milestone Four Guidelines and Rubric
For your final project, you will analyze the WeaveTech: High Performance Change case study in order to develop a proposal. You will have to consider the important aspects of the company within the case study when formulating the proposal. When developing your proposal, make sure that all elements align with the mission, vision, and goals of the organization. Be sure to support your proposal with appropriate scholarly sources.
For Milestone Four, you will be required to evaluate the risk management programs and procedures implemented at WeaveTech in order to develop a strategy for organizational change. Your strategy must consider risks and due diligence activities associated with mergers and acquisitions that would be relevant for this organization. Your evaluation and strategy should take into account both the technical and behavioral changes that the organization will face now and in the future. Be sure to focus on how organizational change will impact the personnel of the organization.
The resources that support this milestone include the WeaveTech Case Study and the Cohn, Reeves, and Khurana article.
Your submission should contain all of the elements for Section IV of your final product, including all of those listed below. Your instructor will grade your submission using the rubric below and will provide feedback to be applied to the final project.
Begin by analyzing WeaveTech using the following guiding questions for your analysis. Then, once your analysis has been completed, develop a strategy for organizational change based on your evaluation of WeaveTech’s risk management programs and procedures, and organizational change efforts in providing a competitive organizational advantage. Make sure your draft thoroughly covers each of the critical elements listed in A through G below the guiding questions.
What are the potential legal risks associated with the downsizing situation facing WeaveTech?
How are these risks similar to or different from those in a merger or acquisition?
What policies should be developed to mitigate these risks?
What due diligence would occur during a downsizing, merger, or acquisition?
Describe the change management issues that would occur during a downsizing, merger, or acquisition.
What change management model would be most effective for WeaveTech to utilize? Why?
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
IV. Risk Management and Organizational Change: In this part of the assessment, you will evaluate the risk management programs and procedures in this organization. You will also evaluate organizational change efforts in providing a competitive organizational advantage. Be sure to focus on how organizational change will impact the personnel of the organization.
Evaluate the risks that should be mitigated in a merger with another organization, the acquisition of another organization, or downsizing an organization.
Evaluate how the organization will protect employee and organizational data and safeguard against potential legal liabilities.
C. Explain the types of policies that should be developed for this organization to address potential risks. For example, you could address policies regarding privacy policies, social media, and so on.
Describe the appropriate due diligence activities related to mergers and acquisitions that would be relevant for this organization.
Explain the change management that would occur in a merger with another organization, acquisition of another organization, or in downsizing
Evaluate a change model used by the organization for its potential effectiveness. Your evaluation should take into account both the technical
and behavioral changes that the organization will face now and in the future.
Develop a strategy for organizational change that aligns with the needs of the organization and its employees.
Guidelines for Submission: Your organizational change strategy should be an approximately 3- to 4-paged (not including your cover page and references) Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.
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