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Lecture 25 - Organization Life Cycles

by: Leslie Ogu

Lecture 25 - Organization Life Cycles ORSC 1109

Leslie Ogu
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We conclude the class by finishing our discussion about an organization's life cycles and what happens when an organization is facing possible death or termination.
Introduction to Organizational Sciences
Costanza, D
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final, class, Organizational sciences, Death, decline, life, cycles, emergence, mid-life, extensive, frame-breaking, decisionmaking, Future, history, innovation, open, Systems, model, solution, experimental, new, erosion, contraction, collapse
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Date Created: 04/28/16
Leslie Ogu ORSC 1109  04/27/2016 ­ Organization Life Cycles    Life Cycles  1. Emergence  a. Contributions?  2. Mid­Life  3. D & D  a. APL  b. Internal Worth    Stages of Decline  1. Environment Change  a. Erosion  b. Collapse  c. Contraction  2. Recognition  a. Failure to anticipate  b. Changes can be subtle  3. Response  a. Mistake  b. Too slow ­ didn’t react fast enough  c. The longer you wait, the harder it is to make changes  4. Evaluation (only if they can fix the problem)    Organization Death?  ● Very complicated  ● Culture    Avoid / Recover from Death  1. Extensive Focus  2. Decisionmaking  3. Frame­breaking changes  ○ Erosion ­ you know market is changing  ■ Solution is to be offensive; do something else (Ex: IBM)  ○ Contraction  ■ Solution is to be defensive; try to keep from getting worse (Ex:  Home Depot)  ○ Collapse  ■ Solution is to be experimental; try something new    The Future  ● Innovation: reaction to environmental change  ● Legal Issues  ● New Org Forms    Conclusions  ● History  ● Organizations are made up of people  ● Environment ­ organizations exist in environments and they affect the  organization ***  ● Open Systems Model ****** 


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