Discussion Post

Below are 6 discussion questions. Each questions need at least one reference and be at least 250-300 words.

  1. What types of obstacles/objections do leaders face from stakeholders when implementing change within an organization? What strategies can leaders use to work with stakeholders, remove obstacles, and address objections?
  2. Describe an ethical dilemma that you experienced, or have witnessed in a change leader, when attempting to initiate change. How was the ethical dilemma resolved? What can a change leader use to guide decision making when faced with an ethical dilemma?
  3. Discuss the importance of identifying and acknowledging short-term wins during change. What types of short-term wins are most meaningful? Why?
  4. During a change initiative, what can organizations use to identify or verify truly objective and measureable success? What does your organization utilize to measure its level of success?
  5. Consider an organization in your field or industry. Describe the essential systems necessary to facilitate continuous change without compromising quality or causing burnout among employees. Describe three factors to consider when making sure that the changes made become permanently imbedded in the organization’s culture.
  6. What is your reaction to change in your personal history? What personal tools do you implement to help yourself navigate change?


Discussion post

Can you help me understand this Business question?

KIA – Respond with 150 words

The AFL -CIO union federation is supported by collective bargaining, and illustrates the need for labor reform today. According to Budd ( 2017), the Norris – LaGuardia Act was established to remove courts from labor relations. Unions like the ACW, created strong collective bargaining relationships with employers to establish a stable economy and increase purchasing power to employees. The Wagner Act believed in increasing purchasing power for workers, maintaining employer property rights, fair employment protections, and democracy in the workplace (Budd, 2017). Outlining the unfair labor practices, made employers accountable and gave unions voice. The Trades Union Congress in London specifically deals with gender gap unequality today, and the many solutions to problem( TUC, 2018). The Wagner Act dealt with eliminating the suppression of individual unions and top unions by give exclusive representation. The Canadian Labour Congress has built their union and mission around the focus of democracy and is the largest labor union in Canada (CLC, 2019). This major union federation supports national, international unions, and territorial federations in Canada. The differences of these major union federations as compared to the Industrial Workers of the World, are not that many. The Industrial Workers of the World represents the individual worker’s rights, as the equal to the whole union’s rights(IWW,2020). According to Budd(2017), the provisions of the Landrum _Griffin Act (1959) guaranteed union members equal rights to participate in union affairs such as voting and expressing views, and stop union corruption. That platform gave current unions today legal structure and union members voice inside the union.

Shari – Respond with 150 words

From the site (AFL-CIO/2020), an example of a union role is that of civil rights activism. Within the context of this subject (AFL-CIO/2020), unions come together to mobilize in order to defeat the prejudices that undermine that of solidarity. Through this movement(AFL-CIO/2020), activists have come together in order to fight for the liberty, dignity and life for every worker. (Budd, 2017, pg 135) states that the civil service reform act was signed into law in 1978 and it protects federal sector workers, the military, security agencies, the Post Office and other agencies are excluded.

According to (Stein,J/2020), the role of the communist party during the civil rights movement invited us to examine the way in which historians wrote about communist politics and civil rights. It was a time of collapse and of convincement in order to stand up for people and their dignity and rights. As (Canadianlabour,2020), states that as an organization, they work to make workplaces safer, fight for fair wages and decent work hours for employees. This example relates to our textbook (Budd, 2017, pg 119), where it discusses the Wagner Act and it explains that within this act labor must be managed correctly, that it is not a mere commodity- that there must be a balance of efficiency, equity and voice in order for workers to feel valued and to know that they have a say in what takes place in their jobs and in how they perform. In reference to (Aleks,R/2015), in the year 2015, the “Change to Win” policy was established which implemented new organizing strategies and practices in order to help workers have their rightful privileges in the workplace. This union was able to get employees better working conditions, reasonable hours and a voice in the workplace that they did not have before. As (Tuc/2020), tells us, this union is for “Changing the world of work for good”. They work with people and employees who are going through a crisis and help keep them in their jobs, secure their work and provide better and safer working conditions. (Budd, 2017, pg 115), explains the “The Norris-LaGuardia Act” and this act helps to emphasize on what this organization does-It looks out for the best interest of workers. It also gives workers a voice in their jobs and in how they perform.

Taken altogether these sites share a certain thing in common with Industrial Workers of the World (iww/2020), that is they are “for” the worker, their missions are to bring people together and fight for their rights and humanity in the workplace. When something happens to one person, they all unite and bring about change for all. They are team focused and they stand for unification in the end. According to (Goldman,E/1996-2020), the Industrial Workers of the world was organized in order to fight for the capitalist class. They fought for workers peace, safe conditions on the job, fair wages and reasonable hours.