In a three- to four- page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), reflect on an important professional change that you have experienced. Compare your change story to one of the stories from the beginning of Chapter 1 of the text. Answer the following questions and support your thoughts with at least two scholarly sources.
In your paper you must:
• Describe your change story and the one selected from Chapter 1 of the text.
• Discuss the common issues and lessons present in both stories.
• Identify and discuss the embedded lesson found in the four change stories of Chapter 1.
• Describe how you might use the lessons as a solutions template during future change strategies. Your paper should include in-text citations and references for at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the course text, and it should be formatted according to APA style
Chapter 1 of the text presented three stories of recent changes. The first concerns the turnaround of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The second concerns the new organizational model introduced at Sears Holdings in an attempt to restore falling sales and profits. The third concerns innovative efforts to restore falling sales and a fading brand at J. C. Penney, a retailer.