“Why Is Cooperation So Hard?” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, Pp. 205

“Why Is Cooperation So Hard?” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, Pp. 205

1. This case exemplifies the efforts organizations make to maintain independence and power over their environment in their interorganizational relationships. Which of the two organizations has the power in this relationship? Justify your answer.

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2. Both Armando Bronaldo and Audie Richards appear to be upset with the relationship. Explain why each of the two CEOs feel they are not being well treated by the other.

3. Put yourself in the shoes of mid-level managers Victoria Santos and Larry Stansell. Propose a joint strategy to influence the two CEOs to build a partnership and let go of their current adversarial relationship style.

MGMT443, Assignment 5 (Individual assignment, 10 points) I. Read the case “Why is Cooperation so Hard?” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, pp. 205). I strongly recommend highlighting and taking notes as you read to facilitate your understanding.

 

II. Follow this structure in your paper:

 In the top of the page, include your full name and section number (01 or 02).  Questions will be graded considering the extent to which your response is informed by theory, the

case itself, and the clarity and grammar of your response (see rubric in the next page).

 Your response to the questions below must be typed and submitted through Turnitin (don’t forget to click “submit” before you close BBL; otherwise, your submission will not go through).

 The homework will be discussed in class. Bringing a copy of your responses is recommended to facilitate your participation in discussion.

 

III. Answer the questions below:

1. This case exemplifies the efforts organizations make to maintain independence and power over their

environment in their interorganizational relationships. Which of the two organizations has the power in this relationship? Justify your answer.

2. Both Armando Bronaldo and Audie Richards appear to be upset with the relationship. Explain why each of the two CEOs feel they are not being well treated by the other.

3. Put yourself in the shoes of mid-level managers Victoria Santos and Larry Stansell. Propose a joint strategy to influence the two CEOs to build a partnership and let go of their current adversarial relationship style.

 

IV. Grading Rubric:

 

 

 

Critical Thinking

(6 points)

Answers are based on theory, not opinion

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Answers reflect thorough knowledge of the case and critical selection of information pertaining to the question.

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Clarity, grammar, and

appearance (4 points)

Grammar is always correct. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems Words are always correctly spelled. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems Arguments are clear and structured. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems Writing is professional. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems