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Organizational Transformation Over Time

by: Leslie Ogu

Organizational Transformation Over Time ORSC 1109

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As the semester comes to a close, we begin to talk about the life cycles of organizations, how they change due to the environment they are in, and how they can begin to decline.
Introduction to Organizational Sciences
Costanza, D
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life, cycles, organizational, sciences, resources, selection, Environment, Strategic, business, plan, emergence, networks, knowledge, Density, mid-life, decline, Death, age, decrease, cohort, intentional, wanted, stages, collapse, erosion
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Date Created: 04/25/16
Leslie Ogu ORSC 1109  04/25/2016 ­ O​rganizational Transformation Over Time    *** Note: If you see concepts from first half of semester, it can still be placed on the  exam because they are used in a different context now. The final is ​ not comprehensive.  ***    RECAP  ● Change  ○ Evolution v. Revolution  ○ Planned  ○ Institutional / Socialization    Life Cycles  1. Life Cycles (what goes into the idea)  a. Resources?  b. Selection is cruel  i. Not every organization survives  ii. Average lifespan of a restaurant is 1 year to a year and a half  c. Existing Form  i. Mimicking the model of current successful organizations    Process  1. Environmental Change  2. Someone Notices (usually an entrepreneur)  3. Strategic Analysis  4. Business Plan    Life Cycles  1. Emergence  a. Networks  b. Knowledge  i. Knowing how to do stuff  c. Money  d. First or Later?  i. Selection will be crueler for those who come first  ii. Chances of success are higher if you wait for successful models  but your profit will be less  e. Density  i. How much competition is there?  2. Mid­Life  a. Organizations differentiate *** (differentiation in the sense of life cycles)  i. Change + Adapt  ii. Environmental Scanning  1. Checking what’s going on around organization  2.   b. Institutionalization  3. Decline + Death  a. “Decrease in internal worth over time”  b. Age  i. How old is the organization?  c. Cohort  d. Period  e. Types of Decline  i. Intentional  ii. Wanted  iii. Strategic  1. Planning to sell of the organization  2. Make as much profit as possible  iv. Complete?  1. Is it a full shutdown or partial?  f. Stages of Decline  i. Environment Change  1. Erosion​  **  2. Contraction  3. Collapse  a. Environment supporting organization disappears  i. Ex: Nuclear exposure to environment kills  resources and/or environment   


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