Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive errors contributed.

rganizational Research and Theory
Unit I Case Study
Read the article titled “Hiring the Very Best,” by Tracy Mullin(2005).
Based on the article, consider the approaches to organizational design. Analyze the effects and applications of the various organizational structures and levels of authority. Given the benefits and motivations mentioned in the article, share an analysis of the referenced company’s impact on employee motivation, morale, and organizational culture.
Your response should be two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite at least one article (not including the referenced case study article). All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.
References
Mullin, T. (2005). Hiring the Very Best. Chain Store Age, 81(10), 34.

Unit II Case Study
Read the article titled “How Barbie Lost her Groove,” by Nash and Duvall (2005).
Compose a persuasive response that includes the following elements:
Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive errors contributed.
Explain and comment on any factors related to organizational culture and innovation within Mattel’s setting that might have influenced the company to move in a more positive direction.

Your response should be two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite at least one article (not including the referenced case study article). All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.
References
Nash, K. S., & Duvall, M. (2005). How Barbie Lost her Groove. Baseline, (47), 36-52.
Unit IV Essay
Identify the major stakeholders in your organization (or one with which you are familiar). Analyze the top-management structure, investigate and enumerate the code of ethics (written or not written), and explain the ethical stance of all stakeholders involved in the organization. Identify the relationship among any reward systems and organizational goals and what positive or negative effect there is on employee productivity. Cite concepts and ideas from the unit readings to compliment your work.
Format your essay consistent with APA guideline, and use at least one scholarly source. Your essay should be two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.
Unit V Essay
Al-Haddad & Kotnour (2015) describes the change models of Kotter and Lewin. In an essay, compare and contrast these change models or any other early research that focuses on individual behaviors and resistance to change.
1. Explain each step of the change model.
2. Compare and contrast each model of change.
3. Explain the impact of each model on implementing change and resistance to change
Your response should be three pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite at least one article (not including the referenced case study article). All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.
Reference
Al-Haddad, S., & Kotnour, T. (2015). Integrating the organizational change literature: A model for successful change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28(2), 234. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/docview/1671991084?accountid=33337
Unit VI PowerPoint Presentation
In a Power Point presentation (approximately 10 slides), explain why organizational structures differ. Define and provide an example of the four reasons why structures differ, which are as follows:
1. strategy,
2. organizational size,
3. technology, and
4. environment.

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