The unit readings cover the strategy and organization design of conglomerate and portfolio organizations and the unique organization design challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Your reflective paper assignment asks you to show your understanding of what you have read and to add your own thoughts and experiences. Completing this assignment will help you activate your new knowledge of organization design.
Chapter 11, “The Value-Adding Conglomerates,” pages 235–254.
Chapter 12, “Synergy Portfolio Strategies,” pages 255–283.
Chapter 13, “Organizational Design Challenges,” pages 286–299.
Galbraith, J. R. (2014). Designing organizations: Strategy, structure, and process at the business unit and enterprise levels (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9781118409954.
Reflect on the unit readings. Demonstrate that you remember, understand, and can apply the reading to real-world examples.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA format: Resources and citations should be in current APA format. Be sure to include title and reference pages.
- Length: 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.