Assignment 2 Deadline: 18/11/2021 @ 23:59 Course Name: Organization Design & Development

Assignment 2

Deadline: 18/11/2021 @ 23:59

Course Name: Organization Design & Development

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT404

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Semester: I

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Academic Year: 1443/1444 H

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Instructor’s Name:

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Level of Marks:

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

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Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

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Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404

Assignment 2

Marks: 5

Course Learning Outcomes:

Describe the basic steps of the organizational development process.

Analyze the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development.

Part 1 (2.5 marks):

Please read the case study entitled as “Job Design at Pepperdine University.” available in your textbook “Organization Development & Change”, p.115, in the 10th edition by Cummings, T and Worley, C and answer the following questions:

1. Describe the culture of Pepperdine University within which an individual job is enriched.

2. Explain why it is important for an individual job design to be congruent with the larger organization design. Support your answer using one example from the case.

Part 2 (2.5 marks):

Please refer to Figure 5.2 in your textbook (comprehensive model for diagnosing organizational system) and answer the following questions based on your understanding:

3. Choose an example of a hypothetical organization and explain the three key inputs (or environmental types) that affect the way such organization could be designed.

4. Choose an example of a hypothetical job position and describe each of its design components at the individual level.

Answers:

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Part 2:

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Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404

Assignment 3

Marks: 5

Course Learning Outcomes:

Analyse the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development.

Assignment Instructions:

Login to Saudi Digital Library (SDL).

Search for the case study entitled as ‘Reorganizing the finance department: Managing change and transitions’ by Anderson, D. (2018). In SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications, Ltd.

Read the case thoroughly and make a summary alongside reading Chapter 12 in your textbook before answering the questions of the assignment.

Assignment Question(s):

Part 1 (3 marks):

1. What are the key reasons behind the reorganizing of the finance department in this foods company? (Words 180-200)

2. What do you think the major concerns will be of employees and managers in the new design? (Words 180-200)

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a gradual versus a rapid transition? (Words 180-200)

Part 2 (2 marks):

4. Please refer to table 12.5 in Chapter 12 in p.352 of your textbook. Then, choose an example of an organization that uses a product-centric structure. Please justify and explain your answer. (Words 250-300)

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