ORG/716: Organizational Theory And Design
Wk 8 Paper 1 – Summative Assessment 3: Organizational Analysis Report
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Wk 8 – Summative Assessment 3: Organizational Analysis Report
Imagine you are an internal organizational consultant for your company. You have been asked to write an organizational analysis report in which you:
o Research and present findings related to the current culture of the organization.
o Provide strategies to address future challenges.
Write a 5-6 page report (not including references and appendices) in which you include the following sections:
o Briefly explain the context and rationale for your research.
o Research the future of organization theory as posited by organizational theorists and/or experts, particularly any elements that might be of particular concern to your organization. Select ideas from the list below or chose your own:
o Organizational structure types (hierarchical, flat, etc.)
o Organizational culture
o Competition and/or efficiency
o Work from Home (WFH) benefits and challenges. What impact will WFH policies have on organizational structure and trust?
o Select and compare three organizational theories highlighted in the literature. How are they similar? How do they differ? How might these theories impact your recommendations regarding organizational design and how future organizational structures should be developed?
o Consider reading the following articles from the University Library as part of your literature review:
o “Tackling Design Anew: Getting Back to the Heart of Organizational Theory”
o “Theories and Contemporary Development of Organizational Perspectives in Social Sciences. The Development of Organizational Theory and the Emergence of Challenges to the Traditional Rational Approaches to Understand the Organization. Part 2”
Organizational Challenge (Research Problem)
o Describe your organization’s current culture and structure.
o Assess 3-4 external forces (local, national, global) that have or will have a concerning impact on the organization. Provide rationale for each. Consider the following forces or choose one of your own:
o Technological developments
o Evolving workforce
o Societal trends
o Remote work/work from home
Internal Research and Data Analysis
o Use your data analysis from the Week 7 assignment to illustrate the connections between the themes or trends in the data and the organizational challenges you identified, as well as your review of the literature.
Conclusions and Recommendations
o Recommend 2-3 specific actions your organization should take based on your research and analysis.
o Be sure to explain how your literature review and interpretation of subject matter experts connect to your recommendations.
Include the Assignment Data Collection and Analysis Worksheet from Week 7. Incorporate faculty feedback as necessary.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.
Wk 8 Learning Materials and Library Reading
Institution: University of Phoenix
Wk 8 Learning Activities
Organizational Research Methods, Ch. 8
Read Ch. 8, “Assessing Performance in Organizations.”
Organizational Research Methods, Ch. 9
Read Ch. 9, “Data Analysis.”
Wk 8 University Library Readings
• Week 8
• Baum, J. A. C., & Haveman, H. A. (2020). Editors’ comments: The future of organizational theory. Academy of Management Review, 45(2), 268-272.
• Bhandari, M. (2020). Theories and contemporary development of organizational perspectives in social sciences. The development of organizational theory and the .. Zeszyty Naukowe Wyższej Szkoły Finansów i Prawa w Bielsku-Białej, 24(1), 14-19.
• Church, A. H., Scrivani, J. A., & Paynter, B. M. (2019). When external trends and internal practice collide: Is there an app for that? Organization Development Review, 51(2), 48-54.
• Greenwood, R., & Miller, D. (2010). Tackling design anew: Getting back to the heart of organizational theory. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(4), 78-88.
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