We have learned that organizational change is a process rather than an event. It often starts with knowing what to change, continues through how to change, and then concludes with when to change. Using these steps as a foundation, submit an assignment that addresses the following:
Research organizations in Saudi Arabia that, in the past three years, have completed a major change to their organization (e.g., merged with or acquired another firm, expanded operations, significantly reduced staff, etc.), and select one organization.
Provide a brief summary of the organization and the reasons for the recent change.
Present the steps or process the organization followed, from the initiation of the change process to the implementation of the change. Which of the several frameworks from the textbook did they use (or do you think they used) to analyze organizational dynamics?
Discuss the stakeholders who were included in the process and indicate what their roles were.
Finally, discuss the key processes/strategies which were successful, the key processes/strategies which were not successful, and advice or suggestions you would offer (based on what you have learned thus far in this course) which may result in a more successful change initiative in the future. Which of the several frameworks from the textbook would you suggest they use to analyze organizational dynamics?
Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
nother point of interest to be discussed, in regard to the effect the war had on women’s role in the musical theatre world, would be that it opened up many opportunities for women of colour at the time which was important in this time leading up to the civil rights era. It was said in Post-WWII African-American Musicals by Laurence Maslon: ‘the number of black performers in plays and musicals on Broadway in 1946 was more than five times the number before World War II began.’ To paraphrase another quote from this source, the increased opportunities was a reflection of the social changes during and after the 2nd world war (Maslon, 2018, para.3). This could be because so many black people, including women, joined the army in world war 2 and helped in the war effort. It was said that they ‘made valuable contributions to the war effort, and earned high praises and commendations for their struggles and sacrifices’, (Historyplace.com, 2018, n/a), effectively changing many people’s attitudes, and changing the face of musical theatre in the 40s. This can be seen in the multiple shows that came out at the time consisting of an all black cast or an integrated cast, such as the shows Carmen Jones (1943) which was ‘a spectacular hit’. This show lead the way for ‘new prominence to black performers, sometimes in all-black shows,’ (Maslon, 2018, para.3). This is exemplified by musicals such as The Wiz (1974), it ‘opted for racial pride… creating socially significant art’ (Wolf, 2011, n/a). This quote tells us the importance of black people being giving a platform during this time. An important point to be considered is how the representation of relationships changed in musical theatre before and after 1943. To briefly refer back to my previous point on ‘Cinderella stories’, before 1943 there was a certain way that men and women were written to interact with each other in these storylines. That being that the women would meet the man and her life would become improved in various ways dependent on his presence, (The New York Public Library, 2018, para.19). Ultimately the relationships shown were lighthearted and what was considered romantic at the time.>GET ANSWER