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    Successful and Unsuccessful Attempts at Organizational Change

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    As Sir Isaac Newton pointed out, a body in motion will tend to stay in motion and a body at rest will tend to stay at rest. Thus, we have the concept of inertia. Organizations are highly inertial. As Salancik and Brindle point out, this inertia can be understood in the concept of power structures in organizations and how those structures tend to self-propagate.

    Alternatively, organizations do change throughout their history. Share examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts at organizational change. Ideally, point how they relate to or illustrate the concepts.

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    A good example of an organization that was unable to change with the times was Walgreen's. During the early 1900's Walgreen's was a five and dime type store that ...

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    This solution discusses both successful and unsuccessful attempts at organizational change.