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1. In your blog, you should address the following two sections (500words)
(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.
(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.
Visit the following URLs, and use 'Questions to consider' to guide your thinking.
Activity 1: Thomas Friedman on Globalisation; 3 Eras of Globalisation; World is flat
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp4znWHvsjU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM2BguxRSyY
Questions to consider:
1. What would be some of the key drawbacks or risks of living in the flat world of Globalisation 3.0 as Friedman describes it?
2. Do you agree with Friedman’s iron rule of the flat world? Explain.
3. Is the level of globalisation uniform across the world? Explain.
2.In your blog, you should address the following two sections (500 words)
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!--[if !supportLists]-- 2) !--[endif]-- Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.
Visit the following URLs, and use 'Questions to consider' to guide your thinking.
• Activity 2: Holacracy
URL: Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/11/5876235/silicon-valleys-latest-management-craze-holacracy-explained
Questions to consider:
1. What’s your understanding of holacracy? How would you describe it compared to bureaucracy and team-based structure?
2. Discuss how Contingency Factors of Organisational Design are at work in the case of Zappos?
3. In what ways do you think innovative culture is related to (agile) organisational structure?

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