HA510-4: Examine analysis objectives for evaluation and re-design of organizational structures.
It is often difficult utilize sound reasoning and theoretical principles in stressful situations. In this assignment you will develop a change plan for the corporate headquarters of a large long term care organization. You will be moving from a traditional vertical (hierarchal) design to organizational structure (horizontal) to adapt to the rapid changes in consumer needs. This will also make several positions unnecessary.
- What are the advantages of this change, what are the disadvantages?
- Define what steps you could take to overcome this resistance to change.
- In what ways can you identify individuals for promotion in this new structure?
- Develop a plan (of at least 1 page) on the RIF (reduction in force), also known as a lay-off, that must occur after the organizations structural change. How will you decide which jobs will have to be eliminated, who will be in on the decision-making process, and how will you notify employees about your decisions? Remember that that horizontal organizations require less middle management not just fewer workers.
Your paper should comprise a title page, at least four pages of information, and a reference page with at least three professional sources other than your textbook.