Change Management and the Basic Functions of


Organizations and individuals engaged in global trade must adapt to the opportunities and challenges created by doing business across borders. 

Select a continent where your organization (or a company for which you want to work) is currently operating or wishes to operate.

Outline how change can be managed for a company that has never done business outside of the U.S.

Define the contribution of employee empowerment as a catalyst for change into a global organization.

Explain how you can motivate and manage change, taking into account the following concepts:

  • Change Management and the Basic Functions of Management
  • Adapting to workforce diversity, cultural and language differences, and foreign customs

Include at least four peer reviewed references.

Assignment 2

1. Evaluating the most convincing point made for the counter-perspective (which point made the most sense, and why?)

2. Evaluating the least convincing point made for the counter-perspective (which point lent the least support to the case, and why?)

3. Offering an argument overlooked by your classmate that would make his or her case stronger (in other words, present one new argument from the other perspective).

You must include at least three in-text citations and two references in each response

1st Reply

Managers are not leaders because management is mainly responsible for developing policies and procedures for how the company should run in order to reach their goals. Leaders are more concerned with the people in the company. Where the leader is coming up with new ideas and staying on top of trends, the manager is concerned with the bottom line.  Managers are not leaders because they are focusing on short term goals where leaders focus on long term goals of the company.

2nd Reply 

Managers, are NOT leaders and the many reasons for why managers are not leaders are clear. Leaders focus on leading people to create change. Managers focus on managing work to create stability. Leaders have followers unlike managers who have subordinates and in the face of change, leaders will be proactive and managers reactive.

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