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Medupi Power Station

Looking for assistance on high-level analysis of the following business case, to provide perspective towards the following questions. Response expectation is high-level, so not to exceed 1-1/2 pages:

Read: CONSTRUCTING THE MEDUPI POWER STATION

--Would you describe the initiatives at Medupi as organizational development, change, or transformation? Why?
--How successful was the leadership at Medupi in achieving its vision to "reconstruct construction"?
--How could progress be accelerated and alignment improved with other contractors on the Medupi construction site?
--As the project director, how would you ensure that the changes are institutionalized at Medupi even after you have left the project?

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--Would you describe the initiatives at Medupi as organizational development, change, or transformation? Why?

The initiatives at Medupi are organizational development not transformation. Organizational development refers to incremental planned change. Whereas, organizational transformation is a reactive, dramatic response to external pressure organizational development is a gradual calibrated change that has been planned by management. In case of Medupi, management has planned the change. There is a clear purpose and direction, the matrix structure for the change has been planned, the climate in the organization has been made inspiring, employees have been empowered, improved performance management has been put in place, and communications and involvement have been given greater importance.

--How successful was the leadership at Medupi in achieving its vision to ...

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The response provides you a structured explanation of organizational development at Medupi . It also gives you the relevant references.

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