In recent times, as organizations have become more complex, corporate leaders have examined the idea of a “flat organization” to explore whether it would operate more effectively and efficiently.
In particular, recognizing that the environment around organizations is constantly evolving, one wonders whether a flat organization would outperform a traditional hierarchy in terms of being able to successfully adapt to changes in its environment. Use credible web sources to define a flat organization. Select a major organization that you are familiar with and develop a supported position as to whether it would be better off in some capacity if it transitioned to a flat organization.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a call for proposals in 2005 for a multi-billion-dollar project called Secure Border Initiative(SBInet) to test the ability of technology to control U.S. borders after a succession of failures. What type of structure are they envisioning for the SBInet? Suppose that you were going to conduct a systems engineering study that focused on the U.S. border as a system.(a) Apply systems thinking to this problem by using the environment factors of the SDP to construct a systems hierarchy that shows the major latera land multilateral systems, subsystems, and metasystems that define the U.S. border.(b) Would a policy of limiting immigration to the United States be a system level or symptom-level system solution? Explain.(c) Which of the systems that you specified in part (a) would you consider to evolve over time?(d) For each of the evolving systems you identified in part (c), list one symptom-level and one system-level phenomenon that you think provide evidence that the system is evolving.