BUS4013, [u05a1] Unit 5 Assignment 1, Reading Reflection Paper 5 OBJECTIVES


To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
Apply the principles of organization design to real-world examples.
Reflect on current challenges and opportunities in the practice of designing organizations.
Explain how organization members engage in learning through a collaborative sense-making process to enhance performance.


Use your Designing Organizations text to complete the following:
Read Chapter 11, “The Value-Adding Conglomerates,” pages 235–254.
Read Chapter 12, “Synergy Portfolio Strategies,” pages 255–283.
Read Chapter 13, “Organizational Design Challenges,” pages 286–299.

Reading Reflection Paper 5:

Website icon Reading Reflection Paper 5 Scoring Guide.
Website icon APA Style and Format.
Note: Complete this unit’s first discussion before you start working on this assignment.


The unit readings cover the strategy and organization design of conglomerate and portfolio organizations and the unique organization design challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Your reflective paper assignment asks you to show your understanding of what you have read and to add your own thoughts and experiences. Completing this assignment will help you activate your new knowledge of organization design.


Reflect on the unit readings. Demonstrate that you remember, understand, and can apply the reading to real-world examples.

Submission Requirements:

Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA format: Resources and citations should be in current APA format. Be sure to include title and reference pages.
Length: 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages.
Font and font size: Arial, 11 point.