Organizational Dynamic Analysis Paper. OLCU 613 Paper 2: Organizational Dynamics Analysis
Effective leaders and managers are skilled at analyzing organizational dynamics and facilitating the
successful resolution of complex organizational issues. This often requires considering issues from
different perspectives to determine the necessary actions. In this assignment, you will identify a complex
organizational situation, problem or event you have experienced (or are experiencing) to analyze through
the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames integrating and synthesizing the
information to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations to address the situation, and achieve
desired organizational goals and outcomes.
Organizational Dynamics Analysis Paper Guidelines
Prepare and submit an 8 – 10-page paper that briefly describes the situation, defines and discusses the
theoretical framework of the four frames, analyzes the situation through each of the frames, and
integrates the analyses to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations that achieve the desired
organizational outcomes. A well-constructed paper will reference 5 or more scholarly sources including 4
peer-reviewed journal articles retrieved from Brandman’s virtual library, adhere to APA standards, and
include the following:
In no more than one page, describe a current or past organizational situation, issue or event you are or
have experienced to examine through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames;
briefly discuss the organization’s goals and desired outcomes, key players (names optional), and any
other relevant background information.
Prior to analyzing the situation through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames,
define and discuss each frame, and its value in analyzing organizational issues. You may want to
consider the assumptions behind the frames, the impact of the frames on individual and group
performance and/or the insights each frame provides into organizational dynamics.
Application of Theory
Analyze your situation through each of the four frames assessing the impact of the frame on the
achievement of organizational goals and desired outcomes. Synthesize and integrate the findings of the
four frames analysis to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations on how to address the
organizational situation, issue or event.
Clearly and concisely describes the organizational issue or event. Identifies goals, areas of concern and key players.
Does not exceed 1 page.
In-depth and accurate discussion of 4 frames utilizing appropriate terminology. Fully describes the value, importance,
and impact of each frame in understanding and addressing organizational issues.
Accurately applies 4 frames to the organizational issue or event. Provides explicit and direct links to the components
of each frame as they relate to the situation. Draws valid conclusions and makes specific recommendations to
address the situation.
Consistently employs critical analysis in discussing the theoretical framework and applying theory to the
organizational issue or event. Effectively synthesizes and integrates frame analyses to draw valid conclusions and
make specific recommendations.
Uses 5 or more scholarly sources including 4 peer-reviewed journal articles. Accurately adhere to APA standards;
reference page and citations are correct. All sources listed in References are cited in the paper
The paper is logical and well-written; spelling, grammar, and punctuation are accurate. Paper is the required length of
8 – 10 pages of content, and includes a correctly prepared title page.