Week 9 assignment – the organization’s response to change

Overview

From the same case that you have chosen for Deliverables 1 to 3, you will advise the CEO on how best to position the organization to be responsive to change in order to take advantage of the strategies you have recommended.

Instructions

Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

  1. Give your opinion as to whether your chosen company’s industry is maturing or declining, based on its evolution history. Justify your answer.
  2. Use Porter’s National Diamond to evaluate the relative main advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration versus outsourcing for the company. Support your response.
  3. Use the Boston Consulting Group’s growth-share matrix to evaluate the company’s strategic position as of 2013. Note: Refer to Figure 14.2 “The BCG Growth-share Matrix,” located on page 369, chapter 14 of the textbook.
  4. Suggest one approach for the CEO to adopt in order to implement the strategies that you recommended in Project Deliverable 3. Include the main changes in decision-making style, main changes in planning structure, and measures of success in your recommendation. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Propose leadership changes in decision-making and planning structure to successfully implement recommended strategic initiatives.