Airbus: Case Study and Intervention Essay

616 Words Dec 1st, 2014 3 Pages
Large Group Interventions at Airbus (p. 329-337)

Directions: Please answer the following questions thoroughly and in complete sentences.
1) What is your analysis and evaluation of the design of this intervention? When analyzing interventions it is important to consider certain criteria. The intervention within Airbus was pertinent to the organizations needs. The ICT workforce had gone through several reorganizations, which left them feeling tired of change and ultimately unable to produce results needed by the company. Donnan utilized an intervention strategy that would result in high performance and results by aligning all parts of the organization’s design (Cummings & Worley, 2015). The intervention, according to Cummings & Worley,
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The ICT intervention was aimed at helping the executives “engage a large, critical, and representative segment of the organization” (Cummings & Worley, 2015, p.330). It differed from other methods in that this intervention really began with the executives becoming aligned in order to motivate change within the organization as a whole.
3) Do you believe that the interventions made a difference in this organization? Yes.
If your analysis is positive, what do you think were the critical intervention features that led to success? The specific feature of this intervention that lead to success was the transformation of the executive team, their alignment and commitment to the transformation. Because all executives were on the same page, the change initiatives were easily transferrable to the organization’s members. This resulted in the commitment across the board to sustatin the changes implemented.
4) What do you think of the summit’s agenda and flow? I thought the agenda of the summit was appropriate. The purpose and outcomes were presented first so everyone could understand why the summit was happening. Each day consisted of collaborative activities, question feedback and personal communication. It all catered to the purpose of implementing the ICT vision as one mind and one voice.
5) Do you think the right activities were planned and executed given the objectives of the intervention? Yes. By incorporating the teams of employees from all