For your Final Research Paper, you will select a well-known company in the aviation community to examine its organizational environment and behavior. Each week you will apply what you have learned in the Module of study to the company you selected in Module 5 and discuss how the company has accomplished the concept. The final paper will be an ongoing process until you finalize your paper to submit during Module 9.
The paper will include an introduction of the company and discuss the company’s leadership, communication networks, decision making, negotiations process, organizational change, power, politics, organizational culture and innovation, goals and structure, strategy, technology, and organizational design.
Must include the following topics:
Describe your company’s collaborative work environment, specifically discussing collaboration techniques, interaction between leaders and followers, and supportive communication.
Research your selected company’s business environment, using the company’s website or periodicals such as Fortune magazine or The Wall Street Journal.
Explain the company’s decision environment, risk management, and how the organization resolves conflict through the strategic negotiation process.
Examine your selected company’s approach to accomplish team-building and drive innovation.
Does your company have training programs for teams and a process to improve team communication and decision making? Why or Why not?
Identify something you believe should be changed about the way your selected company operates.
Analyze how this change could be managed using the three phase model of planned change.
Discuss the viability of using force coercion, rational persuasion, or shared power to achieve the planned change in the company.
Identify potential sources of resistance and ways to overcome the resistance for the planned change in your company.
Analyze the selected company’s observable culture, shared values, and common cultural assumptions.
Identify the company’s process of innovation.
How do the leaders of the company reinforce and support a strong culture that promotes innovation?
Examine your selected company’s mission statement, code of ethics, and organizational chart.
Describe the institution’s strategic objectives in light of the mission statement. Identify the company’s structure and focus on why the company is organized as it is.
What does it accomplish through this organization form?
Also give attention to how this structure reflects the institution’s strategy.
Is it a mechanistic structure, an organic structure, or a hybrid structure?
What particular characteristics of the organization did they consider in arriving at their analytical conclusions?
What controls are used in the company?
For your selected company, examine the organization’s environment.
Identify the company’s strategy and its influences on the organization’s design.
Does the company embrace technological innovations? Provide support for this opinion.
How does the company’s organization design keep the company on the competitive edge?
Describe one aspect that you felt was the most important for a company to grow and be successful regardless of the economic environment. Explain why?