Discussion: Due in 3 days
Describe and discuss where you or someone you
know experienced organizational change that (1) worked and (2) did not work.
What did they do right and what would you have done differently (in both
situations). Support your choices with both internal and external resources
Select a company that has failed or taken 'a
fall from grace', such as Blackberry or Nokia, and discuss what they should
have done differently from a strategic renewal and transformations
perspective. In your post identify the
company you selected. Make sure you use
concepts from your resources (and outside resources) in a meaningful manner to
support your claims. Here is a list of examples of companies that have failed
or are struggling: Blockbuster Video, Border’s, Eastern Airlines or Pan Am,
Best Buy, Kodak, Circuit City, Yahoo, Motorola, Sears, JC Penny, this is by no
means an exclusive list---please feel free to choose others.
Essay due in 6 days
Describes at least one major change that GE (General Electric
Organization) has endured. Use at least four concepts from Unit resources in a
substantive manner to describe the transformation. Explain why
you have drawn these conclusions and support your claims with resources.
Essay Due in 3 days
(MLA STYLE AND 3 PAGES) This essay will deal with the
sociological imagination and how it applies to home, school, and work.
The sociological imagination orients every topic presented
in this course. It invites you to see
the relationship between society-wide social trends/forces
and the trajectory of your own life or
of groups to which you belong. With this in mind, write a
detailed essay that specifically links your
own life or your group to areas of the home, school, and work
and demonstrate how the
sociology imagination affects each of them.