Diagnostic models are used by managers and leaders to understand the magnitude of change and the processes and systems that may be impacted by change. By diagnosing an organization, strategies specific to the diagnosis may be selected. Think about the patient that comes in with a sore throat. The doctor runs a battery of tests that indicate that a streptococcus infection exists. The diagnosis has been made and a strong antibiotic is prescribed. Similarly, managers may use a diagnostic model to determine the “battery of tests,” make a diagnosis, and decide on which strategies are relevant to the organization.
Select a model of your choice. Write a 3-4 page essay that describes a professional situation where you saw a diagnostic model used. In your essay, be sure to Identify the model and describe the components of the model and their relationship to each other. Assess whether the diagnostic model that you chose is appropriate for the type of change being implemented in the professional situation that you described.
The Checklist-to-Success for this assignment:
- Include an introduction, the body of text, and a conclusion.
- Develop a 3-4 page essay (title and reference pages do not count in the 3-4 page requirement).
- Support your major points with citations from outside sources. Remember that you must cite facts and support your ideas and opinions with credible sources. To complete this assignment, citation of a minimum of three scholarly references.
- Your paper should be formatted with double spacing, citations, title page, reference page, and errorless APA formatting.