HRES2101: Change Management Assignment

Assignment 1: Individual Research Assignment
This assignment is worth 15% of your overall grade.
Assignment Overview:
Change is continually occurring in the workplace, and it can affect all employees. The Human Resources professional plays an important role in change management within an organization. The purpose of this assignment is to research change management and demonstrate your understanding by reflecting on your personal experience with workplace changes, and then consider those same changes through the perspective of a Human Resources professional.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:
• Explain the importance of change management to the role of a human resource professional.
• Employ change management theories and metrics to different organizational scenarios.
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You may use the following resources:
1. The course textbook.
2. Course Content – Modules 1 and 2
3. The academic databases may be helpful to you. The databases can be accessed online through Bow Valley College`s Website:
4. Any one of the following employment laws:
a. Alberta Employment Standards –
b. Occupational Health and Safety –
c. Alberta Human Rights –
5. Top 25 HR Metrics –
Research the topic of change management, and reflect on two different changes that you have personally experienced in the workplace. If you have not worked, you may reflect on a volunteer experience. Then, switching to the Human Resources professional perspective, you will examine the value add that a Human Resources professional brings to change management. As a HR professional, provide reasoning for the changes by identifying the force driving the changes, and the rationale for the management support of the changes. Research employment law and reference the sections that apply to each change, and then select a metric to measure the effectiveness of each change.
The assignment includes four sections:
1. Identify two different workplace changes you have experienced as an employee:
a. Explain why a Human Resources professional should have been involved in the changes.
b. Describe the impact the changes had in the workforce.
c. Assess whether the changes aligned with the vision, or mission of the organization you worked for.
2. Explain how, if you were the Human Resources professional at the workplace you discussed in Section 1, you would be involved in the two changes and explain the impact on the organization:
a. Who in the organization were affected by the change?
b. Provide one positive and one negative reaction to the changes.
c. Justify why the leadership team supported the implementation of the changes.
d. Select one metric for each change, which will support making the changes to increase efficiency.
3. Research employment law:
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a. For each change, reference and describe the section of the law that applies to it.
4. For each of the changes, select the force that is driving the change:
a. Justify why the force is driving the change.
b. Explain whether it is an internal or external force that is driving the change.
The assignment must meet the following guidelines:
1. Be 750 words in length (approximately 3 pages).
a. Be typed in 12 point Times New Roman Font.
b. Use 2.0 (double) line spacing.
2. Must have a title page with the name of the assignment, your name, your ID number, your instructor’s name, and the date you are submitting the assignment.
3. Your paper should be organized in paragraph format, but you may use bullets where appropriate.
4. Proofread for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and English language usage.
5. You must cite ALL of your sources using APA formatting (please refer to Bow Valley College’s Learning Resource Services Page on citations: for further information).
6. All submissions must be run through Turnitin, which is anti-plagiarism software used by Bow Valley College (once the instructor enables the Turnitin function, all assignments which are submitted through the dropbox will automatically be run through the Turnitin program.
7. Please review the Academic Honesty Module with respect to academic honesty and plagiarism. This information is located on Brightspace/D2L within the Program pages. (Location: > Select your Program of Study under the heading My Programs > Select the Academic Honesty Module under the Content Browser)
8. You will receive, at minimum, a mark of zero if your work is copied or plagiarized, and further disciplinary action may be taken in accordance with the academic honesty policy.
9. Your paper will be marked in accordance with the Rubric attached to this assignment.
10. Submit your assignment in to the Brightspace/D2L dropbox provided.

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