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Assessment Task 1: Written Questions
This is an open book test.to be completed in the classroom.
A time limit of 2 hours to answer the questions is provided.
You need to answer all of the written questions correctly.
· Access to textbooks/other learning materials
Your assessor will advise you of the date and time of this submission.
· Answers to all questions
· All questions must be answered correctly in order for a student to be assessed as having completed the task satisfactorily.
Students will be provided feedback on their performance by their Assessor. The feedback will indicate if you have satisfactorily addressed the requirements of each part of this task.
If any parts of the task are not satisfactorily completed your assessor will explain why and provide you written feedback along with guidance on what you must undertake to demonstrate satisfactory performance. Re-assessment attempt(s) will be arranged at a later time and date.
Students have the right to appeal the outcome of assessment decisions if they feel they have been dealt with unfairly or have other appropriate grounds for an appeal.
Students are encouraged to consult with their assessor prior to attempting this task if they do not understand any part of this task or if they have any learning issues or needs that may hinder them when attempting any part of the assessment.
Written answer question guidance
The following written questions use a range of “instructional words” such as “identify” or “explain”, which tell you how you should answer the question. Use the definitions below to assist you to provide the type of response expected.
Note that the following guidance is the minimum level of response required.
Analyse – when a question asks you to analyse something, you should do so in in detail, and identify important points and key features. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Compare – when a question asks you to compare something, you will need to show how two or more things are similar, ensuring that you also indicate the relevance of the consequences. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Contrast – when a question asks you to contrast something, you will need to show how two or more things are different, ensuring you indicate the relevance or the consequences. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Discuss – when a question asks you to discuss something, you are required to point out important issues or features, and express some form of critical judgement. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Describe – when a question asks you to describe something, you should state the most noticeable qualities or features. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
Evaluate – when a question asks you to evaluate something, you should do so putting forward arguments for and against something. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Examine – when a question asks you to examine something, this is similar to “analyse”, where you should provide a detailed response with key points and features and provide critical analysis. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Explain – when a question asks you to explain something, you should make clear how or why something happened or the way it is. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
Identify – when a question asks you to identify something, this means that you are asked to briefly describe the required information. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
List – when a question asks you to list something, this means that you are asked to briefly state information in a list format.
Outline – when a question asks you to outline something, this means giving only the main points, Generally, you are expected to write a response a few sentences long.
Summarise – when a question asks you to summarise something, this means (like “outline”) only giving the main points. Generally, you are expected to write a response a few sentences long.
Assessment Task 1 Instructions
Provide answers to all of the questions below:
Explain the key phases of a change management process.
Explain three reasons why an organisation might initiate change.
Explain force-field analysis as a model for understanding the change process
Explain the key premises of the Burke & Litwin organisational change model and its application to the change process.
Discuss the purpose of Kotter’s 8-step change model and the steps involved. Explain each of the steps involved.
Explain two strategies that can be used to effectively communicate and embed change during an organisational change process.
Explain how external environment can impact on change strategies.
Explain the importance of a participative management style when implementing organisation change.
Explain two aspects of organisational behaviours that can impact on organisational change.
Describe five components that may be included as part of a change management plan.
Explain three reasons why individuals or groups within an organisation may resist change. Include at least one suggestion of how resistance can be overcome for each of the areas you identify.
Discuss at least three barriers to organisational change.
Discuss at least two strategies to address barriers to organizational change.
Assessment Task 1 Checklist
Did the student provide a sufficient and clear answer that addresses the suggested answer for the following?