The Progressive Case Study

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Week 4 Discussion 2:

The Progressive Case Study


This week we conclude the first half of our course. The week ahead addresses cultural norms within the organization. A culture can change by individual, team, group, department, industry, and organization. A single individual can alter the culture and attitude of an organization. The shift in CEO or leadership can alter the course of the company. The naysayer in the office or the perky person that will invest in and care about everyone impacts the workplace environment. The individual that keeps to themselves and the individual that believes something different from the majority also impact the workplace environment. All these situations can alter your organizational culture.

Please read the following articles: 

Bunshaft, J. A. (2018). The quest for employee voice and the role of Appreciative Inquiry. AI Practitioner, 20(3), 46–51  See attachment

Laarakker, H., & van Kesteren, B. (2019). Appreciative Inquiry and the value of conflict. AI Practitioner, 21(4), 43–48. See attachment


Assignment – Cohesive response


The Green Organization is a multinational corporation with offices around the globe. The organization has over 500 full time employees and over 1500 contracted positions across its footprint. The diversity of the individuals and teams working for the organization is multicultural. One of the key components of the organization is to operate in accordance to the laws and traditions of the host country.


The Green Organization brings employees and its contractors to different regional training centers for cross cultural training. The organization also provides training on the different workplace cultures. As many individual and cultural characteristics are learned or based on environmental influence, the organization has an open dialog as to how they can best serve a particular region, territory, or client. Flexibility and adaption are very important to the success of the trainings and the organization as a whole.


Part of your assignment as a contractor is to present to the executive leadership the importance of regional cultures as well as workplace culture in training and in the workplace. Provide practical examples of how to best adapt and accommodate to the needs of a region for an organizational leader being transferred to a new region unfamiliar to them.


Consider this:

· A training plan for assimilating to a new organizational culture and regional culture.

· How can this plan be best enacted to expedite synthesis and raise overall performance and effectiveness in the organization as well as in the region?

· What tools might best prepare the new leader? Remember a tool is only as good as the artist.

· How can the importance of this training be best communicated to the learner?

· Your plan (response) should be a minimum of 300 words

· APA citing

· No plagiarism

· 4-5 paragraphs