Effective leaders and managers are skilled at analyzing organizational dynamics, and facilitating the successful resolution of complex organizational issues. This often requires considering issues from different perspectives to determine the necessary actions. In this assignment, you will identify a complex organizational situation, problem or event you have experienced (or are experiencing) to analyze through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames integrating and synthesizing the information to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations to address the situation, and achieve desired organizational goals and outcomes.
Prepare and submit an 8 – 10 page paper that briefly describes the situation, defines and discusses the theoretical framework of the four frames, analyzes the situation through each of the frames, and integrates the analyses to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations that achieves the desired organizational outcomes. A well-constructed paper will reference 5 or more scholarly sources including 4 peer-reviewed journal articles retrieved from Brandman’s virtual library, adhere to APA standards, and include the following:
In no more than one page, describe a current or past organizational situation, issue or event you are or have experienced to examine through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames; briefly discuss the organization’s goals and desired outcomes, key players (names optional), and any other relevant background information. The situation described should be consistent with the one approved by the instructor in week 2 and used as the scenario in the discussion board in Weeks 2 – 5.
Prior to analyzing the situation through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames, define and discuss each frame, and its value in analyzing organizational issues. You may want to consider the assumptions behind the frames, the impact of the frames on individual and group performance and/or the insights each frame provides into organizational dynamics.
Application of Theory
Analyze your situation through each of the four frames assessing the impact of frame on the achievement of organizational goals and desired outcomes. Synthesize and integrate the findings of the four frames analysis to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations on how to address the organizational situation, issue or event.