Organisational Analysis Assignment

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Organisational Analysis Assignment 1Given Paper 1Question1In the works of Tata and Prasad (2015) it has been found that Organizationsare implementing sustainability initiatives in different countries with varied socio-cultural systems. The literature on sustainability, however, does not present a clearpicture of how national culture can influence interpretations of the meaning ofsustainability and how these differences in interpretation can result in differentsustainability practices. This is one of the major reasons for undertaking such research.The author has clearly demonstrated that there is a strong relationship amidorganizational sustainability initiatives and national cultural values.2Using the critical analysis of the literature on the subject, the authors havevery well examined and researched on the culture as well as sustainability practicesthat are conducted by organizations and thereby develops a theoretical model therebyidentifying the ways in which the cultural values influence the initiatives of theorganizations towards sustainability. The author has identified a number ofpropositions that explicitly specifies the relationship among the constructs as well asthe guidelines that are significantly provided to test the model.The author has used a review mechanism and practical approach towardsresearching the models that define and illustrates the relationship between cultureand sustainability. The better the culture, the greater are the prospects forsustainability. The conclusions of the author are not opened for the challenge in futureresearch because the author has already made assumptions based on the subject ofthe research. Thus, though there is scope for future research, however, theconclusions of the author cannot be challenged, but form a foundation for the futureresearchers.3The fundamental idea is the cultural expectations, social, legal system,concept of such system that once becomes accepted by people in terms of the socialfacts, thereafter, it has been considered to have strong power to restrain as well as toregulate behaviour of individuals or group. The rationale that best match with theconcept as presented byHirschheim and Klein (1989) is thatinformation systemdevelopment involves the number of explicit and implicit assumptions about thenature of human organizations, the nature of the design task, as well as the things thatare expected of them. Based on the assumptions that are adopted, diverse systemsdevelopment approach can become recognizable as well as distinguishable, which as aresult, each of these might lead to dissimilar system outcomes.Tata and Prasad (2015) presented their view with respect to the impact ofsocio-cultural values illustrating the way in which diverse assumptions with regard tosystems development become apparent in practice. The author has significantlyconstructed the matters with reference to the fact that there are regular patterns thatare followed or general laws, which helps to explain as well as predict the realities. Asthe authorHirschheim and Klein (1989)pursues to capture the paradigms andassumptions altogether by means of recognizing and classifying the key organizationalrelationships along with the aspects in the concerned information systemdevelopment that enables the performers to position themselves and thus, attain theirobjectives. The scholars Tata and Prasad (2015) in their work argue that none of theindividuals have a privileged source of knowledge, they all see through their own pointof view concerning different parts. In addition to this, the role of people towardsshaping reality has been considered to remain indistinct. What they subjectively
Organisational Analysis Assignment 1experience as a willful choice of action may simply be a reaction induced byenculturated habits or by circumstances.The 2-story method ofHirschheim and Klein (1989) foranalyzing theinformation system development within the boundaries of legitimacy, perceptions andfour paradigms construe the rationale behind the research. The four paradigms usedin the research was functionalism which involved structured analysis and informationengineering,Social Relativisminvolving Ethnographic approaches and FLORENCEproject,Radical Structuralismsuch as trade union-led approach, UTOPIA andNeohumanismembracing critical social theory and SAMPO project.The inventivenessof the system developers matters the most while working on practical projects. Thisexample is given using four paradigms. However, on the other hand, the rationalepresented by Tata and Prasad (2015) provides a clear picture with regard to thelegitimacy perceptions of organizations that national culture can influenceinterpretations of the meaning of sustainability as well as such differences ininterpretation might also result in difference in the sustainability practices.
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