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A Discussion On Organization Design

1. How much do you think it is possible for an outsider to discern about the underlying cultural values of an organization by analyzing symbols, ceremonies, dress, or other observable aspects of culture, compared to an insider with several years of work experience? Select a percentage (e.g., 10%, 70%) and discuss your reasoning.

2. A noted organization theorist said, "Pressure for change originates in the environment. Pressure for stability originates within the organization." Do you agree? Discuss.

3. If managers frequently use experience and intuition to make complex, non-programmed decisions, how do they apply evidence-based management, which seems to suggest that managers should rely on facts and data?

4. In a rapidly changing organization, are decisions more likely to be made using the rational or political model of organization? Discuss.

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I will say 10%. It's difficult for an outsider to find out the underlying work culture only on the basis of analyzing symbols, ceremonies, dress, or other observable aspects of culture. An outsider can only guess but an insider who knows the company very well knows the reason for putting those symbols, he/she knows why ceremonies are being organized. For what purpose these ceremonies are being organized can be best known to an insider than an outsider. I choose 10% because an outsider know the meaning of ...

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A discussion on organization designs are examined. The pressures for change which originates in the environment are determined.