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Answer the following IN YOUR OWN WORDS. It will be ran thru
a plagiarism checker, thanks.

Case Analysis: The Sunderland City Story.

With the recession
that began in 2009, local government in England had to cut spending while
maintaining the same levels of services to the local population. Could costs be
cut with a radical redesign of services and new ways of working? Sunderland
City Council employed 8,000 people in the northeast of England, receiving
two-thirds of their budget from central government. In 2010–11, funding fell 10
percent, by £58 million, and more cuts were expected over the next three years.
Management wondered whether, given the sharp downturn in the economy, staff
would be demotivated and concerned about layoffs. At the start of 2010, the
Council launched a transformation program; could things be done differently,
but without losing jobs?

Unwilling to force
staff to retire early or accept redeployment, the Council created an internal
jobs market. This encouraged staff in areas that were shrinking to apply for
jobs in expanding services, using a web-enabled assessment and employee-job
matching system. This was linked to a retraining program designed to transform
the skills profile of the workforce, focusing on personality, values, and
potential, as well as on knowledge and past experience. An employee portal was
established to allow staff to create their own CVs.

Resistance to
these moves came not from staff but from managers who felt that their
recruitment decisions were being constrained. For staff who were unable to find
new roles, a unit was established called “Switch”: Staff Working in Transition
and Change. Over 200 people between roles, including managers, worked in this
unit, reducing the Council’s use of temporary staff on fixed-term contracts,
for maternity cover, for example. The Switch team was also used to drive
change, with efficiency savings projects, designing future job roles, and
providing careers advice to other staff in transition.

The flexible
working scheme was popular, allowing staff voluntarily to reduce their paid
hours (with the option to increase them again), and to “purchase” up to two
weeks’ additional annual leave by spreading the salary sacrifice over the year.
A “be your own boss” scheme offered support to employees who wanted to start
their own businesses, giving them 20 days’ paid leave and access to a small
business adviser. The 50 staff who wanted to proceed continued working part
time for the Council to give them some income security while they established
their businesses. Local employers were invited to “borrow” and to pay Council
staff on secondments.

Write a 525- to 700-word paper using a minimum of two scholarly sources in which you:

  • Identify the anticipated environmental pressures (internal and external) on the organization that required changes to the organization’s current operation and strategic and operational plans.
  • Describe how Council initiatives had a positive or negative impact on the organizational culture moving into the future.

APA Requirements for assignments:

Page numbers in the header on the right-hand side starting on the first page. Running head is not required.

Double spacing in 12-point font

An introduction that will say what the paper is about.

A conclusion that “wraps” up the points in your paper.

Paper should be written in first person (I, we) and should not use the 2nd person “you”

At least two references. The reference is not valid unless there is at least one citation to go with it.

Each paragraph is indented 5 spaces.

Direct quotations should be used sparingly when writing a paper. If a direct quotation is used, it should have “quotation marks” at the beginning and end and a citation with the author, year, and page/paragraph #. Every citation must have a reference listed to go with it.

Paraphrasing means taking someone else’s ideas and putting them in your own words. The originator of the ideas must be giving credit. To cite ideas that are paraphrased, use the author and the year of publication. Every citation must have a reference listed to go with it.

REMEMBER: If you quote or paraphrase from the case analysis above, it has to be cited (see the examples above)

Here is how the textbook is referenced:

Palmer, I., Dunford, R. & Buchanan, D. (2017). Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach. 3rd Edition. NY: McGraw Hill.

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