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Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404 

Assignment 1 

Marks: 5 

Course Learning Outcomes:

· Explain the basic functioning of organizational design approaches and models. (Lo 1.1) 

· Identify the different elements and issues of organizations development and creating the need for change. (Lo 1.2 & 2.4)

Assignment Instructions: 

· Be sure to use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed references in support of each answer and also incorporate the key concepts from the course. 

Assignment Workload: 

· This Assignment comprise of a Case study.

· Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment-1

· Please read the integrative case study entitled as “IT ISN’T SO SIMPLE: INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGE AT ROYCE CONSULTING.” available in the textbook “Organization Theory and Design” 11th edition by Daft, R. and answer the following questions: 

Assignment Question(s):

· Q.1 Based on your understanding of Lewin’s planned change model, explain how could the partners of Royce Consulting convince its managers to accept the “hoteling” system regarding the assignment of offices? (2 Marks). (Lo 1.1)

· Q.2 Discuss how the organizational culture of Royce Consulting can impede or support the decision for the required changes? (1.5 Marks) (Lo 1.2 & 2.4)

· Q.3 Based on your analysis, what would you predict will be the outcome if the partners proceed with the plan? (1.5 Marks) (Lo 1.2 & 2.4)