September 30, 2020

HRMT20028 – Organisational Change Management

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Unit: HRMT20028 – Organisational Change Management
Term 2, 2019
Assessment 3: Individual Case Study Report
Individual case study report: 40%
Word limit: 2000 words (excluding title page, reference list and any supplementary material)
Due date: on Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:45 pm (Week 12)
Referencing: APA style
Assessment submission: all assessment must be submitted through Moodle
Assessment Task
Students will undertake an analysis of an organisational case study. The chosen organisation is
Woolworths Supermarket. The case study is selected due to recent proposed changes and reforms
for implementation by the company.
Students are required to undertake the following in developing responses to this assessment task:
Review and analyse the most recent annual report of the company. A company annual report
typically outlines the organisations performance, challenges, organisational strategy and governance
arrangements.
Review both the company’s internal news and other media releases that relate to the company’s
performance, leadership, human resources and changes. Students are also encouraged to review
other documents available on the company’s website to understand their performance and
contributing factors.
Analyse and evaluate Woolworths Supermarket current situation focusing on key change
management theories, models and concepts.
Once you have reviewed and analysed the various information sources prepare a report which
analyses the following issues. Use key change management models, concepts and theories as an
analytical frame.
a) Outline key changes and reforms that have already been implemented by Woolworths
Supermarkets. Identify also those changes and strategies that have proposed for future
implementation.
b) Identify and discuss those factors that are driving the need for change.
c) Identify human resource development strategies that have been implemented and/or
proposed by Woolworths Supermarkets to overcome any resistance to change.
d) Analyse how Woolworths Supermarkets has aligned its future strategies to manage
change and innovation in a global business environment?
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e) Reflect on your own personal learnings and insights as a result of analysing the
Woolworths Supermarkets case study? In developing your perspective or position when
identifying personal insights, discussions must be supported with academic literature.
Your report should be structured as follows:
Introduction Clearly outlines what the report is about. The introduction provides a brief
synopsis of the report.
Analysis of the
discussion
questions/topics
You will address the five discussion questions below. Students are asked to
have separate headings on each of the discussion questions. The use of 16
academic references will be cited in this section of the report.
a) Outline key changes and reforms that have already been implemented by
Woolworths Supermarkets. Identify also those changes and strategies that
have proposed for future implementation.
b) Identify and discuss those factors that are driving the need for change.
c) Identify human resource development strategies that have been
implemented and/or proposed by Woolworths Supermarkets to overcome
any resistance to change.
d) Analyse how Woolworths Supermarkets has aligned its future strategies
to manage change and innovation in a global business environment?
e) Reflect on your own personal learnings and insights as a result of
analysing the Woolworths Supermarkets case study? In developing your
perspective or position when identifying personal insights, discussions must
be supported with academic literature.
Conclusion Outline a brief conclusion. The conclusion will provide a summary of your
findings.
A minimum of 16 academic sources is required in the development of your report.
Reference to such documents as the corporate or strategic plan are in addition to the 16 academic
references.

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