States Air Force, it is often stated that greatest resources are not the planes that fly, but the Airmen that keep the mission going. Leader within any organization must remember that their employees should be at the forefront of their business models; as they are their greatest assets. In is recommended that organizations that operate using a machine or organism metaphor take a strategic pause, and reassess their business strategies. Change must occur at the top level, with consideration of individuals over wealth. Case 2
CASE STUDY ANALYSIS USING METAPHORS 4 In review of the article, Reframing metaphors in business and education teams , the authors examine metaphors and metaphoric fragments by comparing graduate students across five organizations—two business and three educations. This article places emphasis on teams over individual workers, and imply no known metaphors exist that drive team dynamics, results or success. Using a qualitative research, the authors (instructor) set the framework with by assessing team construction and team activities through four stages: Developmental stage which focused on the teams energy and focus as metaphors; Evolving stage which focused on identity in inanimate, tensions and disappointment as metaphors; realization stage which focused on fusion and problematic team experience as metaphors; and reflective stage which focused on learning and appreciation of members as metaphors. This research concluded that the use of metaphors as an instructional technique helped the instructor develop a multi-stage process of team development. [Mar08] The author asserts that this study is “ripe for further review”, implying that this multi-stage process require continual review and examination, as it requires continual discussions, observations, participation and implementation. [Mar08]
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