Group Discussion Board Forum 4: Part 1
Directions: Answer the questions and the whole thread must be 1,000–1,500 words without the word length of the questions, must include at least 3 peer-reviewed references, and must demonstrate course-related knowledge.
Book to use: Daft, R. L. (2016). Organization theory & design (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781285866345.
- Chapter 10: Do you think it is possible for an outsider to accurately discern about the underlying cultural values of an organization by analyzing symbols, ceremonies, dress, or other observable aspects of culture in comparison to an insider with several years of work experience? Select a percentage (e.g., 10%, 70%, etc.) and explain your reasoning.
- Chapter 11: A noted organization theorist once said, “Pressure for change originates in the environment. Pressure for stability originates within the organization.” Do you agree?
- Chapter 12: If managers frequently use experience and intuition to make complex, non-programmed decisions, how do they apply evidence-based management (which seems to suggest that managers should rely on facts and data)?
- Chapter 13: In a rapidly changing organization, are decisions more likely to be made using the rational or political model of organization?
- What biblical implications should be included/addressed?
- How can/should a biblical worldview be applied?