Assess an organization’s culture to improve alignment between the culture, mission, vision, values, and strategies. You will be measured on how you assess the organization’s culture as well as how your proposed decisions for improvements align to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategies.
In a 7- to 10-slide presentation to the leadership of the organization you chose to explore in Week 1, complete the following:
- Assess the current culture within the organization at the time of your experience.
- Develop the Change Management Plan using Kotter’s 8-Step model.
- Determine the desired outcome as a result of the proposed change.
- Analyze the alignment between the organizations, mission, vision, values, strategies, and the proposed Change Management Plan.
|Organizational Change Chart|
|Select one for each category||Notes (suggested action for improvement)|
|Vision:To Separate the Real from the Imagined Through Flight [1 – no knowledge, 5 – know it well].)||1||2||3||4||5||NASA as explorers and innovators in the world needed to expand space frontiers and improve quality of life on Earth by through investment in space for human use to benefit the whole world.|
|Mission: Advancing Technology and Science Through Flight. [1 – no knowledge, 5 – know it well].) )||1||2||3||4||5||Development of space for commercial use by humans , participation and partnering with other countries to advance knowledge of science in understanding the Earth, moon and the general Universe .|
|Purpose: The purpose of NASA organisation is to explore space and Earth to improve the quality of life .[1 – no knowledge, 5 – know it well].)||1||2||3||4||5||The purpose of NASA is well known. NASA should invest more in space and constantly provide updates on any emerging issues.|
|Values: The core values of NASA organization includes Safety,integrity,teamwork and Excellence. Rate the employee knowledge of the organizational Values [1 – no knowledge, 5 – know it well].)||1||2||3||4||5||The core values of NASA are somehow known though safety needed to improved in execution of NASA missions .|
|Diversity:NASA organization partnered with other industries to execute its objectives, also encouraged diverse people to persue careers in STEM so that they help them to achieve their goals. [ 1- no diverse at all, 5 – highly diverse].)||1||2||3||4||5||NASA organization is very diverse. More industries should be encouraged to partner with NASA to support in finance and other knowledge .|
|Inclusion: (Rate the overall involvement of the diverse groups in all the decision making and process for change [ 1- no involvement at all, 5 – highly involved])||1||2||3||4||5||The diverse groups were more involved in decision making and process of change. Inclusion of groups needed to be considered in every stage of decision making and process of change to build a competitive advantage.|
|Goal: NASA set the following goals :-NASA will be leaders in space exploration and science. Develop and exchange technologies in space and aeronautics. To establish presence of human in space.||1||2||3||4||5||some of the strategies were successful though some actions about yhe return of humans from the moon and mars was a challenge and needed to be improved for safety measures.|
|Strategy: strategies used by NASA included Mission to understanding of Earth and human impact on earth’s environment,Aeronautics and Space Technology, Human Exploration and Development of Space and science of space Space Science; [ 1 – very poor strategies, 5 very successful strategies] )||1||2||3||4||5||Organizational safety needed to be improved for these strategies to executed well by NASA as the leaders in aeronatics and space science.|
|Communication: NASA organization is a scientific and technical agency which is committed openness in communication in media and general public that recognizes free ideas exchange and information . (b) , NASA will create awareness about its activities and the findings. (c) NASA will ensure information is provided to users on time. (d) NASA employees could channel their feedback to the management even to press for readdress. ( [ 1 – very poor communication, 5 very successful communication] )||1||2||3||4||5||communication means about organizational change were some how successful through the workforce were required to support changes in the organization. Proper communication needed to be developed for these organizational changes to be successful.|
|Considering the above goal for organizational change and the existing organizational culture, rate Kotter’s 8-Steps to Change, on a scale of 1 (did not observe) to 5 (highley observed) during the implemented procces|
|Kotter’s 8-Steps to Change||Select one for each Step||Notes (suggested action for improving the process)|
|1||Step One||After the accident of NASA crew in shuttle there was need to ensure organizational safety since there was insufficient requirement of returning to Earth.||1||2||3||4||5||The columbia accident which included NASA crew created urgency for safety. Oversight team was formed to investigate on issues and recommend on the possible solutions.|
|2||Step Two||The leaders deliberated on the need to foster organizational safety and influenced by creating proper methods of communication safety issues and heath hazards.||1||2||3||4||5||The selected leaders in NASA communicated the need to improve organizational safety to the management and the need to address it was established for the NASA to remain as Leaders in space science.|
|3||Step Three||NASA set core values such safety,teamwork and technological excellence to guide the employees in any activity they do.||ted||2||3||4||5||The organizational safety,teamworkand excellence was aligned in the vision of NASA to build a competitive advantage among other related industries .|
|4||Step Four||To communicate vision NASA stressed on measures to address all safety issues by allowing its employees to report any issue on safety and provided basic training about organizational safety.||1||2||3||4||5||policies to communicate vision needed to be formulated by management to improve the process. Feedback from employess should be highly considered. Leaders should communicate vision by acting as role models in daily activities.|
|5||Step Five||NASA encouraged a culture of organizational safety and ensured every employee understand its important.||1||2||3||4||5||Barriers that obstract change should be removed immediately for organizational change. Proper requirements of return of humans from the moon should be assured be sending humans to carry a research there.|
|6||Step Six||NASA team planned for a mission to the moon which was carried out successfully.||1||2||3||4||5||A mission to the moon was carried out successfully .|
|7||Step Seven||NASA set goals to achieve which included developing and exchanging technologies in space and aeronautics, establishing presence of human in space.||1||2||3||4||5||The organizational safety culture was build which aided in carrying out successful mission to the moon among other in space for betterment of human life.|
|8||Step Eight||NASA recognizes the crew that made a successful mission to the moon.||1||2||3||4||5||Members of the organization that contributed to the success of mission need to be rewarded and remembered by old and new members in the organization..|