Case Study: AQUARIUS ADVERTISING AGENCY
a) To investigate the issues in the case study and apply key concepts and theories to recommend solutions
b) Write a Report on the case analysis of the given organization and use the questions given below to do your analysis.
1. Analyze Aquarius with respect to the five contextual variables. Are there any issues of concern related to the environment, goals, culture, size, and technology for Aquarius?
2. Identify the characteristics of Aquarius's Organizational structure. Assess organisational effectiveness, use "open system" design elements to design greater connections and effectiveness for the organisation.
3. Analyse and discuss contingencies which influence the structure of Aquarius.
4. Analyse organisational characteristics such as culture, change and life cycle issues at Aquarius.
5. Evaluate the influences of dynamic organizational processes and critically discuss the applicability of organizational structure to function.
6. Align organisation design and organisational strategyto structure design and job content of Aquarius.
Prepare a Report on your analysis of the given case study in approximately 1000 words based on the casestudy questions.
Your analysis will need to include the concepts outlined in the questions above.
Analysis should be based on the questions in the case study and should be appropriately answered, logically and clearly linked to the relevant theories.Case study analysis should cover:
A well written Report covering the case study:
• Cover Page
• Executive summary
• Table of contents
• Situation analysis and case introduction
• Problem identification,
• Analysis /evaluation-Support your arguments with relevant theories
• Recommendations -Possible solutions to the case questions
• Please do not answer in a Question and Answer Format. In depth analysis is required.
• Suggested method of analysis :
• I -Issue
• R- Relevant Theory
• A- Application
You must include:
• Research using at least 2 academic journal articles
• Carefully select appropriate theories and concepts
• Construct an in-depth and analytical discussion
• Use evidence and examples to support your work
• Write in a clear and logical manner.
• Cite all references using the APA referencing system
• Prepare and format a reference list.
Your assignment will be assessed on the following:
• Quality of the research and analysis undertaken
• Quality of the discussion, how many aspects of management and organizational behaviour have been covered in your overview
• Creativity and consistency - how well your argument holds together.
• Spelling, grammar, referencing, formatting.