XYZ INC: Company Analysis

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Imagine that you are an executive for XYZ, Inc., a high-end retail chain that sells luxury watches, jewelry, and hand bags. You've just been put in charge of the company's first international expansion, opening a store in Shanghai, China. This will be a short-term, small-scale change for the organization. After one year, you will be expected to begin opening additional stores in Brazil, Russia, India, and China (also known as the B.R.I.C. countries). This will be a long-term, large-scale change. Explain which change model you would follow for the short-term change and which you would follow for the long-term change. Provide rationale for your decision and discuss the effects that these changes would have on the employees, managers, and executives within the organization. Given the situation outlined, I would recommend using the contingency theory models for the short term change. These theories generally state that there is no right answer to organizational change and the organization must adapt to a changing environmental landscape. Given the likelihood that the operating environment would be so different than what would be found in the domestic markets, using a contingency approach would likely help the organization to adapt to this new environment. Stable environments fit mechanistic structures, since hierarchies are more efficient for routine operations. In unstable environments, organic structures are more suitable, since knowledge and information are required

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