Prepare a paper of a maximum of 7000 words on the topic below. It should be structured with headings and sub-headings and include an Executive Summary, Table of Contents, and Bibliography, and refer to the literature where appropriate.
Choose an organisational scenario. It can be an actual situation or one you create.
As a middle level manager you are selected to guide the implementation of a change initiative to improve the performance of your section. The section has many staff members who have worked in the same area for a long time. Some of them work in a physically demanding environment. Recently new technical staff joined the section, increasing the proportion of women and of younger staff. Competition in your industry has increased and if the changes are not achieved then the area may be closed or outsourced. You have 5 months to show results.
Describe and analyse, giving reasons:
1) the leadership behaviors approach you would adopt to successfully implement change in this environment, including addressing potential obstacles;
2) the team dynamics you anticipate and how you would handle them;
3) how you could manage difficult conversations with individuals within the team;
4) the role of the companyâ€™s formal people management policies and legal obligations (e.g. OHS, Equity and Diversity) in safeguarding and motivating staff, and dealing with conflict.