Failure Analysis Change Strategy Essay
University of Phoenix: LDR/531
June 29, 2014
Failure Analysis/Change Strategy
Team “A” reveals the circumstances regarding the failure analysis of an hotelier and how a CEO leads an organizational change processes to prevent an impending failure of the company. To counterbalance the hotelier business failure analysis, the team discusses the success analysis of Apple Inc. The team identifies each organization’s mission and vision statements with a behavioral theory explanation discussing the success and failure indicators. Research focuses on which specific organizational behavior theories could possibly explain the company’s failure or …show more content…
Leadership. Apple's role of leadership during the Steve Jobs era concentrates on simplification; taking responsibilities end to end; when behind, leapfrog; put products before profit; don't be a slave to focus groups; bend reality; impute; push before perfection; know both the big picture and the details; tolerate only "A" players; engage face to face; combine the humanities with the sciences; and stay hungry and foolish" (Isaccson, 2012).
Management. Apple's managers posses extensive knowledge about the services and products competitors are providing for the market. This ability enables the organization to formulate new ideas raising the bar for their competitors; Apple takes innovation to a new level. Managers and leadership both seek new ideas taking technology into completely new areas. This in conjunction with a completely lean management approach contributes to extraordinary productivity at Apple (Sullivan, 2011). Organizational Structure. Apple's organizational structure is simple. "There are no committees at Apple, general management is frowned upon, and only one person, the chief financial officer, has a responsibility for costs and expenses that lead to profits and losses" (Lashinsky, 2011).
Culture. The culture at Apple is very informal