Applying the Four Frames and Eight Stages to Create a Plan to Manage Organizational Change

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Final Research Project:
Applying the Four Frames and Eight Stages to Create a Plan to Manage Organizational Change

Tracy Warren
ORG6506: Leading Organizational Change
Instructor: Dean Gualco

Date Submitted: March 24, 2014

Abstract
The final project is a written response to the application of the concepts learned in the course, relating to a theoretical developmental perception of a change management plan. Greater emphasis lies on the application of these presented ideas on a personal learning level. A selected organization that has gone, or is undergoing change was the focal point of this assignment. The documented research from this organization was outlined to structure the following format:
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Reed’s school profile is composed of a Principal, and three Assistant Principal, each wearing a respective role within the organization. The faculty includes 5th and 6th grade educators who teach subjects ranging from English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Physical Education, and a variety of electives, such as: Choir, Band, Spanish, Art, and Engineering. The entire faculty has Bachelor’s degrees, many have Master’s degree, and a few have, or is either working towards obtaining their Ph.D.
The student population makeup of the school campus is predominantly Hispanic in ethnicity, with less than 2% of African American, White, Asian, and other ethnicities. Since 2006, the school had been a “Recognized” campus according to TEA, (Texas Education Agency). For the 2013 school year the campus was labeled as “Met Standard”, which means that the school barely met the quota for the standard expectations related to STAAR, and this year, the standards have risen, and yet the school is still struggling with its Reading scores. This year would make the 3rd year in which the program has declined in academic achievement across the district. In efforts of increasing the students’ scores, a newly implemented plan has been orchestrated to need the academic needs of the students. These domains include:
A STAAR Reading Bridging Plan
A Rigorous Extended Day/After-School Program
Saturday School
Weekly

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