Running Head: ORGANIZATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Organizational Technology Plan
Business today is faced with an array of workplace changes varying from downsizing to implementation of new equipment or methodologies. In the current recession Jake’s Plumbing has looked for ways to have a successful business, while still providing the customer excellent service. Jake’s Plumbing is an organization that can change and adapt to new technological advances that leads to the organization’s survival and success. This organization is going to adjust business practices and the organizational model to achieve long-term prosperity. Changes required to make Jake’s Plumbing superior to competitors may include hiring skilled workers, finding support with external and internal partners, and continuing to advance in the areas of technology, which helps them remain competitive. As this cycle of change continues and adjustments made to the organizational structure, Jake’s Plumbing will incorporate these changes into the organization so that their employees and customers benefit. Lane, (2008) stated “Organizations go through change all the time, some minor but very often major; sometimes in the name of economy and almost always in the interests of improvement – this can be in terms of service or returns (or, with any luck, both).” (Lane 2008, The Challenge of Supporting Staff, ¶2.)
This organizational technology assignment will be to concentrate on Jake’s Plumbing. This first generation business is in need of a current technology assessment and value chain analysis to be competitive within the marketplace. A team from within Jake’s Plumbing will focus on many issues within the organization, eventually culminating in a complete organizational technology plan. After the current technology assessment and value chain analysis, there will be a conclusion for this week.
Current Technology Assessment
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