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How can we as leaders and managers analyze and make changes in our company or organization that hopefully allows it to remain viable and effective?

As managers and leaders it is important to effectively analyze our company or organization to first understand the areas of weakness or areas that may be in need of improvement.  This is not a menial task and may require the use of teamwork and project development to acquire the necessary information for determining the weak points.  Managers and leaders are directly responsible for managing the talent and overseeing operations while creating and instilling a future-focused vision that can be carried out.  In many cases, this demands that managers and leaders already have a strong grasp of the areas that need improvement whether it be process improvement or improving human or technology resources.  This is often a false assumption, but devising an adequate and effective analysis procedure can ensure that the leader or manager is able to identify the changes that are necessary.

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Collective Natural Selection

Social Darwinism is a concept that is widely regarded as being an immoral, if accurate, perspective to take on issues of humanity and social welfare. Most people are reluctant to admit that they view the idea of “survival of the fittest” plays a role in the way they view the world. However, in contradiction to the widespread moral disdain for the idea of Social Darwinism, many of the most important (and affluent) sectors of society actually embody the precepts of survival of the fittest whether this idea is openly espoused or simply woven into the cultural expectations and ideals that are associated within a particular sector. The idea that natural selection is good for profit-driven organizations is common. One question is whether there are communities or organizations in the United States that, due to the prevalence of a survival of the fittest mentality, value organizations or collectives above individuals.

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Measurement of Learning

Tests and written examinations are often regarded as the most common forms of testing the ability and the learning process that affects the learners’ development. It could be understood that somehow, this approach have failed over and over as it simply provides a sense of indication on how the brain responds directly to the lessons taught to them based on what they remember and not on what has been instilled in their thinking.

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Successful organizations typically have an organizational philosophy. Using Farazmand overview on theory, what theory or theories do you think would be most relevant or useful in today’s modern organization?

The theory on bureaucracy fits most structures of organizations at present. People assigned in their own positions, individuals taking their own tasks under specific control and direction, these specific phases of organizational arrangement intend to put the right people in their right places allowing them to act and perform accordingly as needed.