Organizational Change Strategies of Resource Dependency


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A power plant relies on two deliveries of 100 tons of coal per day. If the organization decides to hold six weeks worth of coal in reserve, this would be an example of:

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1. A career college providing technical instruction enrolls students every six weeks. In August and February, enrollments average between 75 and 100 students. In July and December, they average no more than 30 students. If the college changes their marketing in an attempt to create a more even enrollment pattern, which buffering or bridging strategy are they employing?

2. The XYZ recreational vehicle company is closing their plant in Indiana that employs 900 workers. XYZ works with the local community college and agrees to pay for two years of retraining for the employees who will be laid off. In response, the community college hires eight new faculty members and launches two new programs of study. Which buffering or bridging strategy is being utilized by the community college?

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