Design impacts of an organization

Your company, Organizing Companies for Performance, Inc., (OCPI) has a client that requests intervention.
This client is a software company, Killer App Software, that grew from a husband and wife team to a staff of
170 in a few short years. There was no real organization design plan in play from the inception of the company.
Instead, the company added staff and departments as they thought they were needed. The husband and wife
who started the company still run it, but they want to retire in 3-5 years. They have asked you to lead a
reorganization of the company that will allow the couple to meet their retirement goals and the company to run
successfully after their retirement.
Management has heard rumors that a competitor’s redesign has made it more profitable but has also lead to
morale problems. The executive team of Killer App Software has asked you to write a white paper that will
inform them of the following:
How different organizational designs can impact employee behavior in a positive and productive manner
Why new organizational designs are constantly emerging as the world changes
How some of the newer organizational designs might improve the organization
The white paper should be appropriate for upper management. You should use at least 3 sources from the
literature on organizational design and include both theoretical and practitioner-oriented sources.
Theoretical articles come from sources such as the Academy of Management. Trade associations and journals
such as the Harvard Business Review often publish practitioner articles. The paper should be clear and to the
point. Make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. Use the APA reference guide for writing the white

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