By the end of Week 7, you will submit a Change Management Plan for successfully managing change related to a fictitious company, called Hamilton Snacks, which is acquiring a smaller Oregon-based company, called Arlo’s Granola. To learn more about the acquisition, read the Change Management Case Study that is attached.

The following Assignment is designed to help you begin work on your Change Management Plan. Before you begin, consider the following statistic: 70–90% of acquisitions fail (Martin, 2016).  Why do so many acquisitions fail? One reason is because leaders grossly underestimate challenges related employee resistance to change.

In this Assignment, you will consider why employees may resist the change described in the case study and explore leadership strategies for reducing resistance.

Martin, R. L. (2016). M&A: The one thing you need to get right. Harvard Business Review94(6), 42–48.

To Prepare:

By Day 7

Submit a 2 page paper that addresses the following:

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