Learning Activity 1 - Theme 1
a.) Discuss the classifications of organizational theory and their precepts and what can we learn from its history?
b.) For businesses to succeed they must maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The key to doing this has changed over the last century as illustrated in our discussion in week one of the 21stcentury business challenges. Using the timeline of organizational theories, explain how the change in obtaining a competitive edge is reflected in the change of organizational theories over the last century?
Learning Activity 2 - Theme 2
The change of value regarding human resources to the organization coupled with technology is shifting the design of organizations towards "boundaryless" and flat organizational structures. Search the Internet and find an example of a boundaryless or flat organization explain how it is human resource centric.