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Unformatted text preview: An Analysis of Vericon Wireless, LLC TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Background: The Context 1 Background: The Formal Organization 8 Background: The Informal Organization 12 Congruency Analysis: The Acid Test 15 Congruency Analysis: Interorganizational Test 16 Congruency Analysis: Intraorganizational Test 17 The Change Strategy: Alignment Analysis 18 The Change Strategy: Implementation and Transition 19 Prognosis 20 C o m m e n t a r y 2 1 W o r k s C i t e d 2 3 Vericon Wireless White Team 1 INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study for strategic change applied to Vericon Wireless is to design a model that will help the organization trace and implement all the needed changes to improve the performance of its employees and the effectiveness of its processes. Vericon Wireless, LLC was founded in 2000 and is a wireless telecommunications provider selling only to wireless carriers, not wireless subscribers. As a small but growing company, Vericon faces many challenges in both maintaining and growing its network. In order to understand the company, members of the Consulting White Team have observed and questioned various aspects of its operations and business. In doing so, the members have made certain suggestions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Vericon Wireless that should ensure its long-term profitability. BACKGROUND THE CONTEXT Sociocultural Almost all of us own cell phones. Apart from being a convenient tool of communication, mobile phones are used in the variety of ways. They provide us with time and date, some have extensive capacity to store data, teenagers spend hours with them playing games, and singles search for a soul mate. First introduced by police forces, wireless phones are now a perfect device for common citizens to ask for help in case of emergency. At the beginning mobile phones had huge sizes, partly because of the infant technology, partly because owners wanted to let everybody else know that they could afford a cell phone. Currently the size is reduced almost to that of a matchbox. As with most everything, cell phones are not above criticism. They are constantly accused of having a negative effect on our brain by emitting the radiation. Whether it is true or not, depends mostly on the origin of the research agency (Devon). Political/Legal Cell phones represent a widespread method of communication. However, only a few of its users are fully aware of the security and privacy issues involved. Advances in technology enable almost anybody to record or at least to listen to private mobile phone conversations. While certain federal law enforcement agencies have full authority and social approval to wiretap electronic communication in order to prevent terrorism (for example), we do not necessarily want to extend this right to our nosy neighbors. There is no perfect protection against any “quiet ” eavesdropper. The Federal Communications Commission warns, “Consumers should not be lulled into a false sense of security that...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MGMT 8830 taught by Professor Robertdesman during the Fall '11 term at Kennesaw.

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