Topic: Assessing Your Organization’s Behavioral Model Because of the multifaceted nature of organizations, any reform measures must be approached with systems theory in mind. Your textbook reflects a œsystems approach in its content and theory. The change that impacts organizations is evolutionary and progressive (Razik& Swanson, 2011, p. 41). Reflective practitioners must understand the historical context of reform in order to make effective and relevant decisions today. One problematic approach that some administrators have attempted when implementing change within a school is to treat each part in an aggregate way (Razik& Swanson, 2011, pp. 29-31). An education leader who approaches problem solving from a systems perspective will consider all of the many variables that are impacted by change. Razik and Swanson noted, œThe models specifically demonstrate the necessity for interdependence; one system or subsystem acts in concert with other systems or subsystems (p. 41). In order to gauge any needed changes a feedback system is required. A built-in and ongoing feedback system, allows educators to understand needed changes and reforms. Reference: Razik, T. A., Swanson, A. D., & Razik, T. A. (2010). Fundamental concepts of educational leadership and management (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Stimulating Your Learning View the following video about systems thinking in educational reform: œAndy Hargreaves: 2010 Systems Thinking in Action Conference Preview at Required Reading: Please refer to each activity for the specific Activity Resources. Assignment 2 Week 2: Assessing Your Organization’s Behavioral Model Good instructional leaders have a sense of how organizations function and operate. They understand the importance of decision making, communication, culture, power influences, motivation, empowerment, etc. “ the factors that effect and influence the behaviors of organizations. Activity Resources ¢ Razik, T. A., Swanson, A. D., & Razik, T. A. (2010): Chapters 3 & 4 ¢ Organizational Behavior Survey at Pre-Activity 1. Visit the website Organizational Behavior Survey at a) Conduct the survey 2. Read Chapters 3 and 4 in your text: Fundamental concepts of educational leadership and management. Main Task: Presenting the Behavioral Model that Closely Fits your Organization Assessing your organization’s behavioral model will assist you as a leader in knowing what areas are strengths and what you need to address in order to improve. For this Activity, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that could be presented to your organization. Please address the following in your presentation: ¢ Describe the behavioral style of your organization (per the survey) ¢ Comment on the behavioral category you would desire for your organization ¢ Address what you need to do to as a leader to either maintain or change your organization’s behavioral style ¢ From chapter 3 and 4 of your text describe the components of strong/healthy organizations. ¢ 3 scholarly references minimum Length: 10 (with a separate reference slide) Notes Length: 50-100 words for each slide Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as œspeaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists. Support your presentation with at least 3 scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included. Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style. Request order Request deadline extension till Choose your reason ”””“ Specific software needed Extensive readings Material research Too close to deadline Date 22/08/2012 Time 14 37 Submit Successful! Message has been sent to the client. Note: if your request is granted, the order will be manually assigned to you within 24 hours.