Organization Life Cycles

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Organization Life Cycles

Read the article, “Organizational life cycles and shifting criteria of effectiveness: Some preliminary evidence”. Describe the chronicle of life cycle change and the early stages of development, performance and resource acquisition, events leading to later stages of development, and the development of the formalization and control stage. Why do you think the author wrote about this topic? Why is it important?

Guided Response:
Respond to two of your classmate’s posts. Compare the information in the article to the analysis provided by your classmates in reference to initiating and formalizing control. Are your classmates’ analyses of the article accurate? Why or why not?

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