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Management change over the years

You are a manager in a large, global manufacturing and services organization. You're trying to explain to your grandfather how different your job is from his before he retired 10-years ago. You both know how society has changed, and you want to explain how that has changed management. Using the topics listed below discuss how management has changed with respect to the topics. Use of real-world examples would be appropriate.

Answer the following questions:

How do you think management changed over the years in respect to the following?
1. Organizational culture
2. Corporate responsibility and ethics
3. Culture and diversity conflicts

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The organizational culture has undergone a sea change in the last decade or so. Today's organizational culture promotes flexibility, innovation and creativity at the workplace in much more stronger manner than before and provides greater opportunities to individual employees for personal growth and development. Delegation and empowerment has become the key to success in today's organizational culture and organizations are increasingly becoming decentralized in terms of decision making. Today's managers believe in delegating adequate authority and decision making capabilities to their subordinates. In today's organizational culture, effective two communication has become a necessity and formal/informal communication go hand in hand in a much more strong way than before to speed up decision making.

Further, the quest towards achieving greater efficiency via leaner structure, use of cross functional teams and virtual team settings have resulted in major changes in the way of functioning of the organization which is reflected in today's culture as well. Increasing ...

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You are a manager in a large, global manufacturing and services organization. You're trying to explain to your grandfather how different your job is from his before he retired 10-years ago. You both know how society has changed, and you want to explain how that has changed management. Using the topics listed below discuss how management has changed with respect to the topics. Use of real-world examples would be appropriate.

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