These are two discussion questions. Please respond to each question separately with at least 135 words. For each question you must provide two references.
1. Define and compare the change management concept with the contingency approach. Drawing from this week’s lecture and readings, provide a specific example for either the change management concept or the contingency approach. How might cultural barriers and communication constraints affect the change process?
2. Locate one scholarly article that discusses vision in relation to specific companies going through organizational change. The change could be growth, decline, or some form of restructuring. Select a company that is featured in the article, and go to that company’s website to view the vision statement for the organization. Using the vision statement of your chosen company, discuss the following points:
a. Evaluate the article and describe the current vision statement and the change occurring within the organization.
b. Does the vision statement meet the challenges of the overall change initiative?
c. Possible revisions that could be made to the vision statement to meet the image of the organization after changes have been implemented.