Organization Diagnosis Models: Microsoft and Skype Case Study

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Microsoft and Skype Organization Diagnosis Models Organizational diagnosis is necessary in this rapidly changing world so that organizations do not miss out on opportunities and threats. Everything needs to be planned, and accordingly goals need to be set and achieved. There are many ways of diagnosing an organization, several of which will be discussed below. It answers the questions of why there should be change in organization and what is the purpose of the change. One of the models that address organizational change and diagnosis is Weisbord's Six Box Model, which identifies six factors that need to be considered when diagnosing an organization. These six factors include the purpose, structure, relations, leadership in the organization, auxiliary and rewards to maintain a balance between the elements of the organization, both formal and informal. Purpose deals with the business that the organization deals with, structure deals with the division of labor, relations deals with how conflicts are managed in the workplace, auxiliary deals with the technologies available in the organization and how they are coordinated and lastly rewards deal with how the organization compensates those who complete their tasks. In this way, people and processes are in sync and a narrow scope isn't just taken into account. (Janicijevic, 2010) Another model for diagnosis is the 7S model of Peters and Waterman, takes into account the hard and soft elements of the organization, that is,

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