151) define the intervention process as, “a sequence of activities, actions, and events intended to help an organization improve its performance and effectiveness.” The intervention process is an aspect of organizational development that…
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In addition, the intervention process, in addition to addressing general and specific department efficiency concerns, also functions to address more the more specific concerns of both individual, which is human process, as well as group process interventions. This research essay examines the characteristics of effective individual and group process interventions in terms of the Apple Organization. It also suggests specific individual and group process interventions for the Apple Organization.
Cummings & Worley (2008, pg. 151) note that the effective aspects of interventions are determined by, “ (1) the extent to which it fits the needs of the organization; (2) the degree to which it is based on causal knowledge of intended outcomes; and (3) the extent to which it transfers change management competence to organizational members.” In terms of Apple, Inc. this effectiveness emerges in two distinct intervention processes: group process and individual process interventions.
Apple, Inc. is unique in that the corporate model is based around periodic market introductions of cutting edge technology. Recently the debut of the iPad radically altered the marketing approach of the company. (Ha, 2010) In response to these product releases the since the early 1980s Apple, Inc. has made a number of progressive and successful interventions as a means of responding to both the active changes within the information technology market, as well as internal marketing and technological development changes. (Freedman 2010) In terms of group process interventions it’s necessary for the Apple Organization to consistently undergo a thorough organizational development process. The changes that will be made function to understand the demands of the market and alter the technological development direction of the company to address future market needs. While determining the corporate vision for the future is a challenging task, the group intervention process
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It also gave us knowledge about the 2 types of breeding operation i.e. Crossover and mutation and how they work. In the end the group gave a description of how genetic programming is used in the working of Siri in apple phones and also gave an indication that the future of genetic programming was in robotics.
it endeavors to: 1. Identify the strategies that have kept Apple Inc ahead of competition. 2. To analyze the strategies developed by Apple Inc 3. Develop a critical view and evaluation of the competitive strategies by Apple Inc. 4. Establish recommendations that will see the company keep up with change.
Secondly, decisions were being taken without critical thinking, and weighing the possible alternative solutions.
I feel while working in a group, we keep changing our strategies of group think, in accordance with the demands of the situations. Now that I have time to think and write, I recall that I have more often noticed myself indulging in self censorship.
We just had a task to be completed in front of us, and it was all we cared for. We won't say that everything went perfectly, but, nevertheless, we got a very valuable experience in working in group and team decision making we would now like to share with you.
The positive side of this discussion is that they all are very ambitious which was beneficial to keep the flow of the conversation. The focus of the group was to find out the most effective course for them which will help them in their career. It
At the time, its main purpose was developing and selling personal computers. The company was renamed from Apple computer incorporation to Apple incorporation on April 1977 reflecting the shifted focus towards consumer electronics. The companies offer
In contrast, group dynamics can be simply defined as a system of behaviors and a sequence of psychological processes taking place in a social group or between social groups. This paper will analyze individual and group dynamics within