Week 6 Discussion 1 Productive Failure

Sometimes things go wrong and it’s not always a bad thing. Define and discuss the concept of productive failure. Discuss a time in your organization’s history (or an organization you are familiar with) when a change process failed. Explain the situation and what was learned in the process. Why do some organizations fail but become stronger while others fail to recover? 

Forbes School of Business Faculty

References:

Coaching for leaders (Producer). (2013). Succeeding through unexpected change [Audio file]. http://coachingforleaders.com/podcast/succeeding-through-unexpected-change/

Heath, C and Heath, D. (2008), Made to Stick: Why some ideas survive and others die.  New York: Random House

Required Resource

Text

Palmer, I., Dunford, R., & Buchanan, D. (2017). Managing organizational change: A multiple perspectives approach (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com Chapter 11: Sustain Change versus Initiative Decay

Recommended Resources

Articles

Glaze, S. (2012, March 30). How penguin leadership will change your team culture (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://michaelhyatt.com/how-penguin-leadership-will-change-your-team-culture.html This article provides interesting details on the development of leadership skills to enhance teamwork.

Kotter, J. P. (2012, November). Accelerate! (cover story). Harvard Business Review, 90(11), 43-58. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database. This article takes a critical look at strategic management and the impact on organizations. The content reviews the dynamic of stale versus aggressive change management strategies.

Lamm, E., Gordon, J. R., & Purser, R. E. (2010). The role of value congruence in organizational change. Organization Development Journal, 28(2), 49-64. Retrieved from the ProQuest database. This article reviews the relationship between the personal value system and value system of the organization. The authors discuss the variables of the relationship during a time of organizational change.

Multimedia

Coaching for Leaders. (Producer). (2013, July 28). 99: Succeeding through unexpected change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://coachingforleaders.com/podcast/succeeding-through-unexpected-change/ This podcast provides a simple platform for leading the change manager through a time of unexpected events. Reminds the leader of core behaviors for success.