Power and Influence

Power and Influence

Week 3 – Assignment 1
After you have finished your team discussion, write a 3 to 4 page paper that addresses each question below. This is an individual assignment and should synthesize and demonstrate application of your learning from playing the simulation, the team discussion, and course material.
1. Summarize the results you achieved while playing the simulation.
a. What did you do well and what were some areas that needed improvement?
b. What were the important differences demonstrated from each of the four scenarios?
2. Analyze and discuss at least 3 comparisons between the simulation and what we have learned in the course.
3. How can you apply what you learned in this experience to the company you work for? Discuss at least 2 different applications.
4. What were the similarities and differences between how you did and how others on your team did? What were your biggest takeaways from your team discussion?
Professional Formatting Requirements:
• Include a Cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, professor’s name, and the course title and date
• Include a References page, showing all your sources
• The Cover page and the References page are not included in the required page length
• Double-spaced, professional font (Times New Roman or Ariel), 10-12 font size
• Headings used to identify main topics and subtopics

• Paragraphs are separated by a single space.

SCENARIO: https://forio.com/app/harvard/change-management/#/…

Requirements: N/A

Answer preview

           When doing the simulation, I was able to get all twenty employees to support my ideas both as CEO and as director. I created urgency about the matter by sending emails to everyone in the organization, showing them the significance of the forthcoming change (Doppelt & McDonough, 2017). This urgency for change enabled the employees to stand by me. In addition, as director, I made the CEO stand by my decision which greatly influenced the outcome (Doppelt & McDonough, 2017). However, I was afraid of making decisions, to begin with, since I was afraid of failure. This fear led me to waste a lot of valuable time performing time-consuming private interviews, which did not bear any fruit.