Assignment 1: Discussion—Organizational Evolution and Change
As you may have noticed, our discussions throughout this course have been progressive. Transitioning from virtual group challenges to a deeper consideration of how technology has affected organizations over the past several decades seems to be the next logical step. Often, people will say that change is the constant in organizations, and this proposition would be difficult to dispute. However, technology has been a large part of the ongoing change, and the organization of the early twenty-first century certainly looks different from an organization of the 1960s or 1970s. Try to imagine a 1960s-era leader or manager being transported into a twenty-first-century organizational setting or office. Although that might be the fastest way to note just how much technology has aided organizational evolution, it is not possible. Technology has evolved, but not enough to transport people through time.
Consider the aforementioned aspects, and using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research organizational evolution. Then, respond to the following:
- Explain how technology has affected organizational evolution in the past forty years.
- Comment on the types of technology, the pace of technological advancement, and the factors that have affected the pace of organizational change during this time.
- Have these factors enhanced or harmed organizational communications?
By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Do the following when responding to your peers:
Read your peers’ answers. Provide substantive comments by
- contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
- building on the remarks or questions of others; or
- sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences