INTRODUCTION An organization’s ability to survive depends on its leadership’s capacity to effectively lead innovation and planned change. Sustainable change depends on accurate diagnosis and effective intervention. For this assessment, you will outline a change strategy for an organization of your choice. Your chosen organization must be one that you have experience with and one that has opportunities for you to develop a strategic plan. Your strategic planning should help the organization address its fundamental problems and help create sustained organizational change. Note: Any information that would be considered confidential, proprietary, or personal in nature should not be included in the actual task submission to WGU. Do not include the actual names of people, suppliers, the organization(s), or other identifiable information. Fictional names should be used. Also, organization-specific data, including financial information, should not be included but should be addressed in a general fashion as appropriate. Work performed for a client or an employer is their property and should not be used without written permission. REQUIREMENTS Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. Create a business report, including a multimedia presentation, for the leadership of your chosen organization that clearly outlines a change strategy by completing the following steps: A. Analyze the current state of the chosen organization by doing the following: 1. Describe the mission statement of the chosen organization. a. Describe the goals for the organization over the next three years. 2. Identify the key external and internal stakeholders of the organization (e.g., board members, employees, the community, shareholders). 3. Discuss the current leadership (e.g., structure, policies, procedures, organizational systems) in the chosen organization. 4. Analyze at least two fundamental problems in the chosen organization. 5. Explain why fundamental change is necessary for the chosen organization to meet its mission and goals. B. Perform a SWOT analysis for the organization. C. Create a strategic plan that addresses the organization’s fundamental problems by doing the following: 1. Propose a strategy based on your SWOT analysis to address the organization’s fundamental problems. a. Explain how your strategy will benefit the organization and its stakeholders. 2. Explain how you will implement your strategic plan by doing the following: a. Explain at least three steps key stakeholders need to take to prepare the organization for change implementation. b. Identify the resources needed for each step in your implementation plan. c. Outline an implementation timeline for each step within your plan. 3. Explain how you will evaluate your strategic plan by doing the following: a. Describe at least two success metrics that will be used to evaluate the plan. b. Explain how you will sustain the changes suggested in your plan. c. Discuss at least three challenges that might negatively affect the implementation of your plan. i. Discuss a contingency plan for each anticipated challenge discussed in part C3c. 4. Explain how you will communicate your strategic plan to the internal and external stakeholders identified in A2. D. Create a multimedia presentation (suggested length 15–20 slides) for the leadership of your chosen organization that clearly outlines the key points of your business report. E. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. F. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.