Examine and discuss the observable
patterns, designs, and strategies seen in the business model attached. You
should also integrate metaphors (Morgan’s) and framing (Bolman &
Deal) into the discussion of your organization/business. This paper will
serve as an investigative tool to inform you further about your
business model so that you will be prepared to comprehensively
diagnose/assess your model and propose recommendations in your final
project for the course. You may also benefit from conducting an
Internet search of the Business Model Canvas to become comfortable with
how it works, particularly in the investigation of patterns, design, and
strategy. There are also various YouTube-type videos on the web that
demonstrate the use of the canvas for this phase of your work with your
canvas. The model is attached in the powerpoint instruction. It is for the City of Barnwell Parks & Recreation Department in South Carolina
Write a 600-750 word paper that presents your conclusions about the
pattern(s), design(s), and overall business strategy depicted by your
canvas. Metaphoric and framing applications should also be discussed.
The paper should be written in third person and is not reflective (first
person not acceptable). A title page and references page with a
minimum of three sources is required (no abstract needed).
One of the common errors that students make in the writing of this
paper is to limit the discussion of the “frames” (Bolman & Deal) and
“metaphors (Morgan). Do not merely mention these items, but discuss the
implications of them. What “frame” best depicts your organization and
why? What does it tell you about the effectiveness of the
context/perspective of the interactivity within of your model? Make the
same sort of consideration in relation to the most appropriate metaphor
that describes the functionality of your organization/business. Look for
the “so what” in your consideration of pattern, design, and strategy.
This is where the consideration and reflection based on your model—with
added insight via the frames and metaphors—provides you a substantive
understanding of the implications of the pattern, design, and strategy.
Consideration of change, or confirmation of direction—will be revealed
in this process.