Read the article, “Organizational life cycles and shifting criteria of effectiveness: Some preliminary evidence”.(Access this article by going to the Library homepage and clicking on the ProQuest alternative database link in the pink announcement area on the right side; search using the article title).Describe the chronicle of life cycle change and the early stages of development, performance and resource acquisition, events leading to later stages of development, and the development of the formalization and control stage. Why do you think the author wrote about this topic? Why is it important?
Guided Response: Respond to two of your classmate’s posts. Compare the information in the article to the analysis provided by your classmates in reference to initiating and formalizing control. Are your classmates’ analyses of the article accurate? Why or why not?
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Monday Sep 11 at 4:26pm
The first stage is where innovation and creativity begins. In this stage the organization is also getting resources. In this early stage of the organization’s development success will be tied to how the organization adapts and grows. The second stage is about how the organization comes together. During this stage those who are in the organization should feel like a family. They should have high commitment to each other and a high relationship with each other. The third stage is when the organization has stable and efficient production. This means that the organization has policies and procedures in place to have effective production. In the fourth stage the organization begins to review the outside environment so they can either renew or expand themselves (Quinn et al., 1983).
I think the authors wrote about this topic because they wanted to see if the effectiveness of an organization (success) was correlated with the stage development. Also, I think the authors wanted to find out during what stage showed more changes in the life cycle. This topic is important because every organization should understand there is a life cycle to the organization. Organizations should understand there are stages and every stage has tasks that should be completed before moving to the next stage. This is similar to the saying “learn to walk before you run”. When organizations understand the different stages, they can avoid failing. They can do this by making sure that everything has been done in one stage before moving on to the next stage. When an organization learns to first crawl, stand, walk, and then run, the possibility of failure decrease and success increases.
Quinn, R. E., & Cameron, K. (1983). Organizational life cycles and shifting criteria of effectiveness: Some preliminary evidence. Management Science, 29(1), 33-51. Retrieved September 7, 2017
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The chronicle of life cycle change and the early stages of development happen when after a person has been born along with the process of growing after birth which includes the use of imagination. In regards to organizational development, the birth stage is the development of generating a management method that will be workable. The growth stage within an organization happens when it gets strong and gains prestige. This considered a progression level where management has to guide an organization through catastrophes that may happen without warning.
The third stage of life cycle is the deceleration stage which “is typified by an elaboration and formalization of rules and procedures and an emphasis on predictability and coordination” (Quinn, 1983, p. 33). In this stage, a company gets adjusted to daily function and begin to inflate by creating objectives and using team collaboration to work through issues. The author wrote this topic to inform individuals that the growth process of a baby becoming into an adult is similar to a company establishing itself and prospering.
Quinn, R. E., & Kim, C. (1983). Organizational life cycles and shifting criteria of effectiveness: Some preliminary evidence. Management Science (Pre-1986), 29(1), 33. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/205852108?accountid=32521
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