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PERSONAL CHANGE PROJECT REPORT & KEY LEARNINGS

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Length 6 pages double- spaced, title page not included. Times new roman 12 point

OBJECTIVE

The final paper describes your personal change project, detailing the project, process, and key learning about implementing this change. In addition to a detailed description of your process, this paper needs to integrate ideas from the course that were most insightful for you in implementing this change. Before writing your final paper, make sure to review the grading comments on your initial project proposal.

1. My personal change: A brief description and explanation of your personal change goal. (½ page) Please review your original change project proposal.

2. Initial versus desired state versus current state: A brief inventory of the initial state (when you started), the desired state (what your goal was) and current state (where you are now at the end of the project) in measurable terms using the format below. (½ page)

For example:

Initial stateDesired sateCurrent state
· I meet 40% of deadlines· I use a planner for only 30% of my classes and work schedule· I plan 30% of my assignments ahead· I meet 100% of deadlines· I use a planner on a daily basis· 100% of my assignments are in my calendar at the beginning of the semester· I meet 75% of deadlines· I use a planner 4 days/wk· I plan 50% of assignments ahead

3. Implementing my action plan: To what extend did you execute the action plan you developed at the beginning of the semester? What did you do, what actions did you take or what behavior did you change to help you to get closer to your desired state? (1 page)

4. Highlights and challenges: What is the one thing you are most proud of and why? What was the most challenging for you in implementing the change and why? And what did you do to solve this? (½ page)

5. Support systems: What support systems did you develop and/or use and in what way did they help you or not? (½ page)

6 Application of models and theories of leading change for example (Kotter’s Change , McKinsey 7-S  Model, ADKAR  Model. …)

In what way did the concepts and theories discussed in this course applied to your personal change process? Describe at least three and be very specific in describing how the concepts or model applied to your personal change process. Note: If you apply Kotter’s Model that counts as one concept or theory. (1½ page)

7 Lessons learned: Describe at least three specific things you learned from this project about the process of change, and of your own tendencies and challenges related to personal change. (1½ page)

Professionalism –This paper should be written at academic level and free of typographical and grammatical errors. Use headings and sub-headings and literature to support your discussion. Use APA style to cite these references ad include a reference page. Points are deducted for spelling and grammatical errors.

RUBRIC – 100 points

Evaluation Criteria Personal Change Project Final Paper
Exceeds Expectation(100 – 90%)Meets Expectations(89-70%)Below Expectations(<70%)
Project Description (15 points)Clearly and fully describes the desired change and why. Provides a clear and consistent description of the initial, desired and current state.Somewhat describes the desired change and why. Provides a somewhat clear but not consistent description of the initial, desired and current state .Does not (clearly) describe the desired change and why. Description of the initial, desired and current state is insufficient.
Implementation (20 points)Provides a clear and detailed description of what they did to get to the desired state, including highlights and challenges, and how these were addressed.Provides a somewhat clear description of what they did to get to the desired state. Highlights and challenges are not consistently clear and/or not addressed.Insufficiently describes what they did to get to the desired state. Does not include highlights and/or challenges.
Support systems (10)Clearly and fully describes support systems and how they helped to implement the change.Somewhat describes support systems and how they helped to implement the change.Does not (clearly) describe support systems and how they helped to implement the change.
Application of theories (25 points)Clearly and fully describes three theories or concepts and how these applied to the personal change project.Describes one or two theories or concepts and how these applied to the personal change project.Somewhat or incompletely describes theories or concepts and how these applied to the personal change project.
Lessons learned(25 points)Lists and describes three lessons learned about the process of change and clearly states own tendencies related to personal change.Lists and describes one or two lessons learned about the process of change and somewhat describes own tendencies related to personal change.Somewhat or incompletely describes lessons learned about the process of change and own tendencies related to personal change.
Professionalism and presentation of paper (5 points)Professional presentation including headings and subheadings. Draws extensively from readings and class material. Excellent use of citing and referencing. Excellent grammar, word choice, spelling and punctuation.Professional presentation including headings and subheadings. Draws from readings and class material. Good use of citing and referencing. Good grammar, word choice, spelling and punctuation.Little or no use of headings and subheading. 1 or 2 quotes from readings and class material. Flawed citing and referencing. Flawed grammar, word choice, spelling and punctuation.

Personal change project: reduce mobile dependence

1. Describe your own words one or two things you would like to change about yourself and why? What about this change is essential to you? Why?

The thing I would like to change about myself is to reduce mobile dependence. In the last recent years, I have realized that mobile phone use, mainly social media Apps, has been consuming and wasting a lot of my time. I could be using this time to do important stuff like meeting friends for a face to face talk, thorough reading for my exams, doing personal cleaning, and spending time together with my family members’, among other significant duties. I want to reduce the mobile dependence in myself to make sure that I devote much of my time to my academic work and ultimately attain desirable grades (Fu and Guo., 2020).

2. Imagine you are successful at making this change? What will be different?

I can free up enough time to do my classwork assignments and read for my semester examination. Moreover, I can also engage in face-to-face conversations with my friends and family members without mobile phone distraction, which I have come to learn that it is healthy for my mind and general well-being. 

3. What is the current state and the desired state of the issue or change?

Current stateFuture state
· I waste 6 hours every day on my mobile phone.· Concentration difficulties · Lack of face to face communication· I ultimately reduce the use of mobile phones to only 1 hour a day.· Focus more on my health and general well-being · Engage on a face to face conversations

4. Analysis of what needs to happen to bring you from the current to the future state? And when?

To bring me from the current to the future state, I will be obligated to continue with the same routine of using my phone for only one hour a day, whether in school or on holiday. By doing this, it will create a fixed pattern in my mind that will enhance self-drive.

           4.1. What changes do you need to make in your life/routines/behaviors? And how does that look like?

I will need to switch off my phone for quite some hours in a day and have solo time with myself as a way of limiting myself from wasting my time on it. I will also have to download software applications to lock up the mobile Apps that I find to be consuming much of time (Yang et al., 2019).

4.2. What gets in the way of these changes, and how will you address that?

I’ am often tempted to respond to pop up notifications while doing my classwork assignments. I will address that by ensuring that I lock up all my mobile applications while doing my tasks that might require internet research.

4.3. What or who can support you to make this change and how?

To ultimately achieve this change, I will create a weekly timetable that will guide me on what I will be doing at a particular time of the day. Additionally, I will also rely on total self-discipline regarding my mobile phone use to avoid unnecessary waste of my time. 

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