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Assignment 2: LASA—Organizational Theory Analysis Report
Revisit the literature you synthesized in your Module 5 literature review, taking into account the feedback received from your instructor. A revised literature review should be included in this LASA assignment. Using the case of the company in the article below, write an 18–20 page report that addresses the items listed under directions. You may also include any other resources that you consider relevant.
Review the following:

Baba, M. L., Gluesing, J., Ratner, H., & Wagner, K. H. (2004). The contexts of knowing: Natural history of a globally distributed team. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25(5), 547–587.
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Directions:
In an 18–20 page report:

Present a literature review of the four-frame model.
Analyze the Celestial Corporation referenced in the Baba, Gluesing, Ratner, and Wagner article using the structuralframe.

Identify the typical problems that occur in the use of virtual teams.
Describe the problems with virtual teams that are discussed in this specific case.
Determine how the issues need to be addressed in order to improve the company’s performance.

Analyze the Celestial Corporation referenced in the Baba, Gluesing, Ratner, and Wagner article using the human resource frame.

Determine the impact of cultural differences on the operations worldwide.
Identify the leaders in this case and describe their leadership styles.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the leaders in the case. If applicable, identify the specific areas in which leadership could be improved.
Explain what factors contributed to the initial lack of synergy and collaboration on the team.
Explain what factors and interventions eventually resulted in successful team collaboration.
Determine what and how issues need to be addressed in order to improve the company’s performance.

Analyze the Celestial Corporation referenced in the Baba, Gluesing, Ratner, and Wagner article using the political frame.

Assess the role that power and influence played regarding the impact and the acceptance of the Product Family Management methodology.
Determine which individuals have power. Explain why.
Determine what and how issues need to be addressed in order to improve the company’s performance.

Analyze the Celestial Corporation referenced in the Baba, Gluesing, Ratner, and Wagner article using the symbolicframe.

Determine which specific corporate cultural values were responsible for the virtual team problems discussed in the second item.
Considering the tension between Celestial and Voila, determine what issues should be addressed in order to improve the company’s performance.

Based on the list of issues you identified during the four-frame assessment of the company in the article, choose one issue and develop a strategy for reframing (solving) that specific problem using a different frame. Include considerations on ethics and social responsibility. Justify your strategy with information you collected from your literature review.
Summarize any key points you have learned regarding applying a new frame in order to solve a workplace problem.

Write an 18–20-page report in Word format. Utilize at least eight scholarly sources in your research. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M7_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M7_A2.doc.
By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Grading Criteria
Assignment ComponentsMaximum PointsCommunicates the ability to evaluate and apply relevant academic literature.40Communicates the ability to analyze the case through the four frames.60
Communicates the ability to identify the main problematic issues hindering performance in the case.
40Communicates the ability to develop a strategy for addressing a problematic issue found in the case, by utilizing a new frame (including considerations on ethics and social responsibility).60
Communicates the ability to summarize the key points learned from applying a new frame to solve an existing workplace problem.
60Academic Writing
Written Communication/Personal Effectiveness.
Conveys through written word understanding and application of the essential assignment components.
40Total:300
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