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Semester Spring 2012
Organizational Development (MGMT628)
Assignment No. 2
Due Date: June 14, 2012 Marks: 25
Please read the following instructions carefully before preparing the assignment solution: 
 Read it carefully and answer the questions given at the end. 
 Be very specific and focused on the issue while answering a question.  
 No marks will be given for extra/ irrelevant details. 
 As  this  assignment  is meant  to  apply  your  knowledge,  so  do  not  give  any  definition  nor  do 
explain theoretical concepts in answers.
Objective and Outcome: 
This exercise will help you in transforming theory into lingo of organization and it will also help in interview
and job.
Before the industrial revolution, most organizations were related to agriculture or craft work.
Communication was primarily face-to-face. Organizations were small, with simple structures and
fuzzy boundaries, and were generally not interested in growing larger. In industrial age, many things
were changed. Growth became primary criteria of success. Organizations became large and complex,
and boundaries between functional departments and between organizations were distinct. Environment
was relatively stable, and technologies tended to be mass-production manufacturing processes. The
primary forms of capital were money, buildings and machines. Internal structures became more
complex, vertical and bureaucratic. Leadership was based on solid management principles to
maximize productivity and tended to be autocratic. Managers did all the planning and “thought work”
while employees did the manual labor in exchange for wages and other compensation.
Now the environment of today is unstable. With international competition, e-commerce, and other
challenges, the environment for all organizations is unpredictable, characterized by complexity and
surprise. Managers can’t predict and control in traditional ways. To cope, organizations need a shift to
a newer paradigm – one that is not based on the mechanical assumption of the industrial era but on the
concepts of a living, biological system. Many organizations are shifting to flexible and decentralize
structures that emphasize horizontal collaboration. In addition, boundaries between organizations are
becoming diffuse, as even competitors form partnerships to compete globally. The primary form of
capital is not buildings or production machinery but information and knowledge. As a dramatic
example, consider the ‘market value’ of companies whose product is information technology (for
example, Yahoo or Google) that can often be one hundred to two hundred times greater than their
fixed asset value; whereas in traditional companies, the market value and asset value are same.
Following are some of the Organizational Design Characteristics. You are required to analyze the
given information, as well as consult books, and compare and contrast Old and New Paradigms with
reference to these characteristics.  The last bullet of the table will show you how to attempt the assignment.
Characteristics Old Paradigm Design New Paradigm Design
1 Operational Scope
2 Workforce
3 Decision Making
4 Resource Management
5 Organizational Structure
6 Technology
7 Goals
8 Employees
9 Communication
10 Innovation
11 Production
12 Capital
 Environment Stable Turbulent

 To prepare the solution, copy this table and fill it.
 You can only use 1-3 words in each paradigm*.
*) The purpose of this limitation is to remember the concept/jargon with 1–3 words.
Only  in  the  case of Assignment, 24 hours extra  / grace period after  the due date  is 
usually  available  to  overcome  uploading  difficulties  which  may  be  faced  by  the 
students on  last date.  This extra  time should only be used  to meet  the emergencies 
and  above  mentioned  due  dates  should  always  be  treated  as  final  to  avoid  any 
Important Instructions: 
Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution. 
 Make  sure  that  you  upload  the  solution  file  before  the  due  date.  No  assignment  will  be 
accepted through e‐mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.  
Formatting guidelines: 
 Use the font style “Times New Roman”/ “Arial” and font size “12”.  
 You are supposed to compose your document in MS‐Word.  
 Use black and blue font colors only.  
Solution guidelines: 
 Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment. 
 Give the answer according to question.  
 For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures 
and use other reference books also.  
Rules for Marking 
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if: 
 It has been submitted after due date. 
 The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt. 
 It is in any format other than (MS. Word). 
 It is cheated or copied from other students, internet, books, journals etc. 

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Please Discuss here about this assignment.Thanks

Dear Fellows,

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So please don’t post two or more discussions for one Current Assignment/GDB/Online Quiz, hope you’ll understand and cooperate with us.

Our main purpose here discussion not just Solution.

Characteristics Old Paradigm Design New Paradigm Design
1 Operational Scope Limited Expanded
2 Workforce Homogeneous Diverse
3 Decision Making Centralized Decentralized
4 Organizational Structure Rigid Flexible
5 Production At small scale At large scale
6 Capital Money, building etc People
7 Environment Stable Turbulent

hope it will help u alot....fill other columns like this...its very easy

 here is the solution of MGMT 628 assignment no 02


thnxs but plz tell me from which lesson u take help.plz explore it for us im bit confused

These are seven characteristics, what about rest 5?

plz can anyone help for the rest of the points.....??


plz share here complete solution


Please, i have a request to all those my friends who still don't able to submit their assignment that kindly just once read the assignment in a practical manner because most of the answer is in it.

HOPE that will help u.


solution plx???????????


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