Images of Organizations Analysis

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Images, concept maps, and models all serve to facilitate an observer’s ability to
conceptualize and analyze. In reading Morgan’s work, you have the opportunity to view
organizations through a number of "images" — from machines to organisms to fluxes to prisons
to instruments. These images serve to provide a conceptual framework for understanding
organizational behavior, workforce composition, job-fit needs, and management philosophies.
As a doctoral thinker, you will apply these images to the concepts and perspectives on human
development that you have explored.
Develop an outline for your paper on Morgan’s images (due in Week 11) in APA format.
In addition to your outline, provide your instructor with explanatory text that denotes your
progress in addressing the topic of the Application. In other words, where are you in terms of
preparing for this paper?
This Application requires you to apply Morgan’s " images" from your course text to an
organizational setting. In particular, you will look at issues of stakeholder relations, management
thought, and sustainability consciousness as discrete elements in your paper. You will prepare
an outline with explanatory text this week, and submit your 12- to 15-page paper in Week 11.
Here are the core questions for you to address in developing the full paper: How can you see the images at work in your organization? Alternately, you may
select a Fortune 100 company and research it as a basis for your discussion. How might your understanding of these images help you, as a manager? What are the consequences of these images on stakeholder relations? Which images would be most compatible with a stakeholder view of
organizations in an environment of sustainability consciousness? Your outline and explanatory text will be assessed according to the following criteria: Captures the general ideas, as well as major controversies or limitations Suggests how the theories might be useful to managers Outline and discussion complies with APA formatting, in terms of style, tone, and
content University – Management in Human and Societal Development
Morgan Application Instructions
This Application requires you to apply Morgan’s “images” from your course text to an
organizational setting. In particular, you will look at issues of stakeholder relations, management
thought, and sustainability consciousness as discrete elements in your paper. You will prepare
an outline with explanatory text in Week 10, and submit your 12–15 page paper in Week 11. Here are the core questions for you to address in developing your paper. How can you see the images at work in either your organization or, if you are not part of
an organization, through your readings and research of a Fortune 100 company of your
choosing. How might your understanding of these images help you as a manager? What are the consequences of these images on stakeholder relations? Which images would be most compatible with a stakeholder view of organizations in an
environment of sustainability consciousness?
In Week 10, your outline and explanatory text will be assessed according to the following criteria: Captures the general ideas as well as major controversies or limitations Suggests how the theories might be useful to managers Outline section complies with APA formatting where needed.
In Week 11, you will submit your final 12- to 15-page paper, which will be assessed according to the following criteria: Citation of research and applications of metaphors in the literature and analysis of their
utility Application of the metaphors at work with a discussion of some of the complexities of
their functioning and implications for managers Delineation of the metaphors as they inform various relationships and how those
relationships might be improved with insights derived from them Analysis of how sustainability consciousness implies a set of values that influences
organizational behavior in a way that demonstrates the appropriateness of certain
metaphors instead of others Organization and logical flow of ideas Demonstration of your skill and knowledge-area development necessary to move
forward with doctoral level expertise in management and organizational disciplines Demonstration of an imaginative, unusual interpretation based on a defensible and
supported position.
Step One: Evaluate the Argument

Identify the issue that is addressed in the argument.

Explain the argument and identify the premises and conclusions.

Evaluate the argument.
If the argument has a deductive component, is it valid and sound? Why?

If the argument has an inductive component, is it strong or weak? Why?

Remember that arguments often contain both inductive and deductive components. Do your best to identify all the arguments that are used to support the position presented in the piece.

Step Two: Create a Counterargument

Create a counterargument to the original argument.

Present premises that support your own position while also pointing out the weaknesses inherent in the original argument. Avoid the use of fallacious reasoning and anecdotal evidence.

If you are using inductive arguments, make sure that they are strong. If you are using deductive arguments, make sure that they are valid and attempt to provide sound premises.

Use factual evidence and/or logical support from at least three scholarly sources to support your argument.

This might require you to play “devil’s advocate.” Remember that you do not need to agree with the position for which you argue. You may need to take on an opposing position to your own personal view and argue from that position. Critical thinkers are able to take on opposing perspectives and identify the strongest arguments from those perspectives.

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