An analysis of change management and strategies that deal with possible emergence of stress as a result of organizational change.
This paper examines certain workplace issues of satisfaction, including job security, fair wage and salary levels, equitable distribution of benefits, training and career enhancement opportunities that integrate to create an environment that fosters both motivation and high performance and attempts through that to maximize productivity. The purpose of this research is to review the psychology behind the factors that contribute to employee stress as a result of organizational change, environmental and economic factors. The author attempts to analyze these concepts and examine how they contribute to worker’s stress levels, thereby revealing the type of training and coping skills that organization’s can attempt to provide. This paper addresses this problem specifically in the investment banking industry, with reference to the firm of Goldman Sachs. The author looks at the the financial services industry that has been characterized by ongoing and ever-increasing merger and acquisition activity and expansion with focus on change in technology, organizational settings, workforce and management. The author investigates how these changes may effect employee anxiety and stress levels with focus on the causes of stress and their possible psychological and physiological effects. The author provides recommendations as to how to achieve economies of scale and efficiencies through innovation and welcoming of change that is planned and appropriately dealt with and how to deal with the possible stress that may emerge through training, leadership, support, work teams, increased employee decision making and involvement, communication, change in reward systems and enforcement of a culture of change, innovation and challenge.
“While the profitability of corporations is typically measured in dollars, overall success can be measured in terms of profitability plus the attainment of organizational goals. This success derives from a synergy of inputs, including the work of employees who are dedicated, skilled and knowledgeable, and a management team that understands how to inspire competent and motivated performance through sensitive and responsive management of a continually changing workplace. The cost of socially-responsible management is an investment: the workplace environment directly impacts the motivation and productivity of the workforce. Simply put: happy, secure workers are productive workers. Companies are responsible for creating and maintaining a positive and supportive workplace environment through ethically responsible policies, fair compensation and proactive management. While not quantifiable as a line item, an attitude of responsibility to workers and to the workplace environment has a noticeable effect on the corporate bottom line. According to Alan Reder in his book In Pursuit of Principle and Profit (1994), responsible policies ensure that every quality of a company will emerge over time and greatly increase a company’s chances of long-term success. Workplace issues of employee satisfaction include job security, fair wage and salary levels, equitable distribution of benefits, training and career enhancement opportunities that integrate to create an environment that fosters motivation, high performance and maximized productivity.”
Each essay should be a minimum of four pages in length. Importantly, it must use a blend of multiple primary
and secondary sources from Four Hundred Souls and the primary sources on Canvas. You submit an electronic
version into the Dropbox by 11:59 pm on the due date.
Essays should all follow these basic standards:
Do not use a title page or title. Just place your name and the essay number in the upper left corner.
Use double spacing, a regular font and size, and normal margins.
You do not need to have a Works Cited page.
Avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of another person’s words without using quotations and citing the
source. Plagiarizing essays will result in an “F” for the essay and possibly the course.
Please see “Academic Dishonesty” section on the next page.
Follow these strategies to write a clear, well-organized essay:
Start by charting out your evidence.
Visualize how different sources serve different themes, thus giving shape to your argument.
Create an outline.
A good outline saves time and heartache, because it maps out your argument and your logical
Answer all parts of the question. Make sure you cover all the necessary themes and ideas, as well
as the span of the historical time period in question.
Write clearly and in complete sentences.
Avoid slang or sloppy sentence constructions.
Proofread your work carefully. Let others proofread your work, too.
One good technique is to read your essay out loud, which makes it easier to spot mistakes and
Avoid “fluff* in the introduction.
Either provide relevant and necessary background or start with your argument.
Write a clear thesis statement.
A thesis statement answers the question as specifically as possible; it states your essay’s argument.
It is impossible to write a good essay without a compelling thesis statement, because the point of
an essay is to prove an argument.
Make the paragraph your primary unit of organization.
A good essay follows a logical path, and paragraphs are your reader’s signposts.
Use strong topic sentences as the first sentence of each paragraph.
Specific examples should back up general points.
Use historical evidence from your secondary source (Four Hundred Souls). Provide names, dates,
and specific historical information that illustrates the point that you are making.
Use primary sources to provide in-depth examples from the time period.
Analyze the primary source evidence.
After Vou have presented a source, explain what it means and now it proves your argument.
Be clear about how you use this source. What is its purpose, its audience, its methods, its biases,
Use quotations judiciously.
Quotations are effective, but overuse diminishes your authority.
Avoid the use of”I” or “This essay will prove…
A formal academic essay does not use such sentence constructions.
Option B: How did African Americans seek to shape their own destiny in the era of the sectional crisis and
the Civil War? What were African American visions of freedom, and how did they try to claim that