Department of Business Administration
Organization Design and Development- MGT 404
Deadline: 25/11/2021 @ 23:59
Course Name: Organization Design & Development
Course Code: MGT404
Student’s ID Number:
Academic Year: 1443/1444 H
For Instructor’s Use only
Instructor’s Name: Dr. Zahra Ghali
Level of Marks:
Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY
The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Analyse the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development.
Login to Saudi Digital Library (SDL).
Search for the case study entitled as ‘Reorganizing the finance department: Managing change and transitions’ by Anderson, D. (2018). In SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications, Ltd.
Read the case thoroughly and make a summary alongside reading Chapter 12 in your textbook before answering the questions of the assignment.
Part 1 (3 marks):
1. What are the key reasons behind the reorganizing of the finance department in this foods company? (Words 150-200)
2. What do you think the major concerns will be of employees and managers in the new design? (Words 150-200)
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a gradual versus a rapid transition? (Words 150-200)
Part 2 (2 marks):
4. Please refer to table 12.5 in Chapter 12 in p.352 of your textbook. Then, choose an example of an organization that uses a product-centric structure. Please justify and explain your answer. (Words 250-300)