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We have learned that organizational change is a process rather than an event. It often starts with knowing what to change, continues through how to change, and then concludes with when to change. Using these steps as a foundation, present 6 pages paper that addresses the following:

Research organizations in KSA that, in the past three years, have completed a major change to their organization (e.g., merged with or acquired another firm, expanded operations, significantly reduced staff, etc.).
Provide a brief summary of the organization and the reasons for the recent change.
Present the steps or process the organization followed, from the initiation of the change process to the implementation of the change. Which of the several frameworks from the textbook did they use or do you think they used to analyze organizational dynamics?
Discuss the stakeholders who were included in the process and indicate what their roles were.
Finally, discuss the key processes/strategies which were successful, the key processes/strategies which were not successful, and advice or suggestions you would offer (based on what you have learned thus far in this course) which may result in a more successful change initiative in the future. Which of the several frameworks from the textbook would you suggest they use to analyze organizational dynamics?

important note: ( below note is from the prof)

Regarding critical thinking papers, I spend an exorbinate amount of time reviewing the content of each paper. Therefore, be sure that you fully answer the assignment questions, and also include the necessary and relevant research to support your thesis and major points throughout the paper. In general, we look for 1 to 3 citations per page.

In writing the paper, I would offer some hints that may be of help. Though a majority of your paper is assessed through content, some grammar/punctuation tips may be of value:

First is to follow APA formatting, including a title. A single double space is done between references and between paragraphs, and be sure to indent the first sentence in each paragraph (~ 5 spaces) of the body of your paper. A good hint is to utilize a well-written APA formatted paper and then ‘type’ over the paper. In that way, you are always assured of having the right format.
Second is to include a solid thesis statement, which is the main point you are making in your paper. It is the one thing that you want your audience to remember about your paper. Everything else in your paper is built around that key statement (which is usually the second or third sentence of your paper).
Third is to keep your paragraphs between 3-5 sentences. This is why newspapers typically have small paragraphs; the reader thinks it will be quicker to read it and it is also easier to read. Your shorter paragraphs should be combined, and your longer paragraphs that contain more than 1 thought/point should be separated. A general rule is that paragraphs should not be more than half a page (fold a page in half)
Fourth are several key mistakes to avoid: avoid writing in first person, do not use contractions (e.g., can’t or don’t), avoid generalizing (“everyone does it,” “most people,” etc.), avoid ending sentences with a preposition, and spell out words that make up an acronym the first time you use them

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