Part 1 (3 marks): 1. What are the key reasons behind the reorganizing of the finance department in this foods company?

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 150-200)
2. What do you think the major concerns will be of employees and managers in the new design? (Words 150-200)
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a gradual versus a rapid transition? (Words 150-200)

Answers:
Part 1 – Answer 1

Part 1 – Answer 2

Part 1 – Answer 3
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)
Answers:
Part 2 Answer 1