Project #12671 - Process of Organizational Change

One page paper... needs to be cited (APA format) with references.

 

 

Purpose: to learn more about the process of organizational change.

Exercise:

Xerox is a very familiar corporate name in the United States.  There was a time, however, when the company was faltering and needed to adapt to foreign competition.  This exercise will help you see how complex such change can be:

1. Do an online search for Xerox Corporation.

2. Read through the history of the company and describe its current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (a SWOT analysis)

3. Describe Xerix's reasons for success.

***Needs to plagiarism-free!  400-500 words. APA format. References cited.
 MUST USE the following sub-headings:

1.  PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:The first section is the description.  Because everyone in the class has read and analyzed the problem, only those facts needed to introduce the nature of the analysis should be repeated. What are you planning to accomplish by the end of your report?  It should be very short and to the point.

2.  FINDINGS:  In general, you will be expected to answer the questions posed within the problems, demonstrating your understanding of chapter and course materials, constraints, and appropriate procedures and/or strategies.  Did you tap the relevant resources available to gather information, including outside readings and academic (peer-reviewed) literature?  At the masters level, you should be demonstrating critical thinking skills and the ability to reach beyond the basics – think outside of the box.  Critical thinking means that you should continually: 

  • Question assumptions
  • Consider context
  • Create and explore alternatives
  • Engage in reflective skepticism   (Brookfield, 1987)    
  • Acquire intellectual resources -- strategies for thinking about a problem or argument -- habits of the mind   (Bailen et al., 1999)
  • Appreciate the value of challenging and changing some of your social and emotional interpretations, assumptions and perspectives.
  • Judge the quality & value of an argument.


3.  DECISION-MAKING RESOURCES: In the course of determining the solution, we need to use organizational theories, processes and concepts; appropriate procedures and/or strategies; and outside readings and academic literature to help inform our analysis.  This is the most critical part of your paper -- indeed, of every paper you will write in this class.  What has somebody already thought about that might help explain why something happened and/or how we might fix it or come to a plan moving forward?  Your book is filled with helpful theories, processes, and related concepts, but it is only the tip of the iceberg.  There are hundreds of other sources -- texts, journals, authors’ web pages, government web sites, industry standards -- that also provide reliable information and suggest systematic ways of looking at the world. 

You should aim for “peer-reviewed” sources.  These are easily found by going to the BU library from the BU login page.  There are a multitude of tutorials available to help you learn how to use the library (See how to use the library in the Assignments area).  Mastering this resource, which will be available to BU graduates for the rest of your lives (super perk), will benefit you throughout your MBA program.  In addition to using scholarly journals (See “Difference Between Journals & Magazines” in the Assignments area), you can also find useful information in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, various industry publications, and books, but these are not considered "academic" sources, so use them sparingly. 

There is no reason to reinvent the wheel -- see what's out there. Read, read, read.  There are several different tools that could apply to every problem.   Your job is to pick a few that make sense, explain in detail how they work, and then explain how they relate to the problem -- how they help to inform your decisions and recommendations to solve the problem.  Remember: Using multiple perspectives, or "triangulation," often leads to a richer solution. 

4.  RECOMMENDATIONS:  Based on your findings, what would you recommend?  This should entail both short term and long term implementation of appropriate procedures and strategies.  Short-term:  What do we need to do right now in order to bring the problem under immediate control?  Long-term: What should we do in the next year to solve the problem?  Can we put strategies into place that would prevent this problem from happening again?  What are the constraints of the problem situation? 

5.  FALLOUT:  Even if your recommendations are followed to the letter, there are still things that could go wrong. What are they?  Perhaps someone who is offered a promotion will say no.  Maybe the recommended training will not be well-received. What if the economy takes a nose dive, or a major supplier gets wiped out by a hurricane? What international or environmental factors could impact the outcome?

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/18/2013 05:30 pm
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