Planning At An Organization 25 Years Ago

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• Chapter 4: How do you think planning in today’s organizations compares to planning in an organization 25 years ago? Do you think planning becomes more important or less important in a world where everything quickly changes and crises are a regular part of organizational life? Why? The steps involved in the planning process has dramatically changed from the past twenty-five years. However, the actual planning process is not that different. The problems encountered by today’s business are much more complex and require complex solutions. With all the new technology, the factors of planning have taken on a whole new identity. Twenty-five years ago there wasn’t as much uncertainty as there is today. Uncertainty is when the decision makers…show more content…
Since many of the components of the external sectors affecting organizations are cannot be controlled by the organization, changing the organization’s domain is a feasible strategy for coping with a threatening environment. One organization that has changed domains is Fitbit. Fitbit started out as a Fitbit is a physical activity tracker, which helps the user to lead a healthy and balanced life. Fitbit tracker uses a three-dimensional accelerometer to sense the movement of users and based on the users input data; it calculates various parameters such as distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed, activity duration and intensity (Fitbit, 2016). Fitbit started out as a tracker that the user would clip to an article of clothing. Because of increased competition and changes in technology, Fitbit began to design the trackers to be worn around the wrist. Since then Fitbit has taken their industry by storm and has been the market leader in the industry for the past several years (Fitbit, 2016). Chapter 6: Compare the descriptions of the transnational model described in Chapter 6 to the elements of the learning organization described in Chapter 1. Do you think the transnational model would work in a huge global firm? The transnational model represents an advanced international mindset for organizations and provides high levels of complexity, diversity, coordination, mechanisms for integration (Daft, 2016, p.242). According to Daft, the transnational model is the
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