Running: STEP 3
Developing a Change Plan- Step 3, Vision, and Strategy
MMSL- 6125: Initiating and Managing Change
Dr. Timothy Gandee
May 15, 2022
The desired positive impact is to inhibit and reduce tobacco and alcohol usage among teenagers and young adults, an area of discussion in my hometown of Rosalia, Butler County, Kansas. Whites and blacks dominate the community. Young people make up a more significant proportion of the population. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in cigarette smoking and alcohol use among teenagers and young people. This conduct is hazardous to the users’ and the community’s health. Thus, positive adjustments must be implemented as quickly as feasible. As a result, the goal of this change plan is to effectively discourage and restrict alcohol use and cigarette use among teenagers and young adults in the “Rosalia community.” According to Dowdell et al. (2011), risky activities with long-term health consequences typically begin between adulthood and youth. Alcohol use and cigarette smoking are the two most frequent activities. The long-term health consequences of alcohol and smoking intake are widely established in the literature. According to the study investigations, these dangerous practices are growing more prevalent among teenagers and young people, exposing them to severe health disorders such as bronchitis (Dowdell et al., 2011). Tobacco is mainly linked to asthmatic since it either promotes or aggravates the condition, opposing the central precepts of asthma education and general promoting health initiatives (Jones, Wiseman, et al., 2016).
Increase in Consumption
In the Rosalia community, there has been an increase in alcohol drinking and tobacco intake among teenagers and youngsters. This concerning trend can be ascribed to various causes, including increasing media depictions of cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking. Community health organizations and the health ministry have collaborated to establish the best strategies and principles to discourage and reduce such habits. However, the lack of a consistent method for dealing with alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking habits among young people in Rosalia is the most evident shortcoming in the facilitation of the planned transformation. Studies will be conducted to successfully instill a clear call to action in the Rosalia community to determine the prevalence of cigarette alcohol and cigarettes intake among teenagers and young adults (Jones, Wiseman, et al., 2016).
According to Kotter
According to Kotter, individuals are persuaded to modify their behaviors or behavior by presenting them with information that assists change their thoughts instead of telling them the facts to influence their sentiments. This is especially true for significant businesses dealing with combines, expansions, reorganizations, globalization, cultural integration, new strategies, and new technology. He concedes, however, that effecting large-scale change is typically a complicated process that must occur in eight phases. People’s conduct is at the Centre of transformation in all stages of his theory. To properly achieve large-scale organizational change, firms must focus more on influencing their workers’ behavior (Armenakis, Harris, et al. 1993).
Five Characteristics of Vision
Set the characteristics at the foundation of the transformation. Create a brief synopsis of your “vision” for your organization’s future. Next, create a strategy for carrying out your vision. Make sure your transformation group can articulate the goal in 5 minutes or less. Improvements in Organizational Culture Must Be Anchored.
Kotter’s change management technique focuses on see, fee, and change. He claims that most successful organizations do not thrive by concentrating on formal data collection, evaluation, or the creation of presentations. Instead, they expand by constantly showing their existing issues and offering advice on how to address them. People may recognize this need for development in this way, and their sentiments are stimulated so that they are receptive to change. As a result, they will be equipped to face the problems that the transition may bring (Wangwacharakul & Poksinska, 2017).
Perspectives of Customers, Employees, and Stakeholders
Individuals and governmental and non-governmental groups are selected as change agents in this approach because they are dedicated to boosting public health and are essential. Change leaders will be critical in determining the current reality of cigarette alcohol and cigarette intake among teenagers and young adults. Community health workers, stakeholders, and the customer must contact directly with individuals in the community, which is critical to the transition process. The medical centers are the other player (Meyers & Swerdlik, 2003).
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Wangwacharakul, P. and B. B. Poksinska (2017). “Using anchoring vignettes to study quality management across cultures.” International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences.