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Freeman-Brown Preparatory High School 1Freeman-Brown Preparatory High SchoolKristen FuryKelsey KenworthyGlen JohnsonMaura Miles-PaigeGrand Canyon University: MGT42002/12/2017
Freeman-Brown Preparatory High SchoolFreeman-Brown Preparatory High SchoolFreeman-Brown Preparatory High School, once known as the Freeman-Brown Private School recently chose to close many locations, the situation and the way that it was handled left stakeholders with feelings of mistrust and betrayal. The closure or resulting feelings could have been avoided with proper management, preparation and handling from the upper administration. The future of Freeman-Brown is dependent on a rebuilding of trust between the organization and it's stakeholders and the investment in the restoration of the school's previous reputation for being a leading academic facility with an advanced curriculum and strong community bonds. This can be achieved with a restructure of the organization's environment and interactions.An organization's interactions with its external environment are paramount to the organizations survival, an external environment is considered to be the external forces that contribute to the success or failure of an organization, in the case of Freeman-Brown, the community in which it functioned, the parent's whose students attended the school, and the faculty hired by the organization. During the time of the school's closure Freeman-Brown was neither an open or complex adaptive system.Freeman-Brown failed to keep their stakeholders informed as to what was happening concerning finances, demographic and enrollment, with the organization being non-transparent in this situation many people were unaware of the dire conditions that lead to campus closures. The economic environment of the United States was dreadful to say the least, the country was in a state of recession which lead to the close of many businesses, schools were not spared the economic strain. Organizations need to make decisions based on the economic environment theyare in by considering consumer incomes, consequences produced by the dynamic economy at thegeneral and sectoral level, taxes, and interest rates, which all affect the long and short term future2
Freeman-Brown Preparatory High Schoolof the organization (Emanoil, Dumitru, & Elisabeta-Emilia, 2016). Freeman-Brown failed at creating a survivable organization for the stakeholders, not only were adaptations and efforts to increase enrollment or revenues to the school not made, but the staff, parents and students were not in the know, this lack of information lead to creating a business culture that left much to be desired.