PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!! The case study is added below. You are a Special Assistant to Ms. Patricia Deese Stanton, Assistant Commissioner for Waste Prevention, who has been given responsibility for carrying out The Blackstone Project, a pilot project within the newly reorganized Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that would totally change the way in which facility inspections are conducted, in an effort to reduce pollution of all kinds at the source. Ms. Stanton has asked you to analyze the situation she is dealing with, from the perspective of internal organizational structure and the structural relationship of the organization with external actors and organizations, as well as from the perspective of human resource frame. Specifically, she has requested a 2-page, single-spaced, 12-point-font, 1-inch-margin memorandum that would address the following questions: 1. What is a major organization/management problem facing Assistant Commissioner Stanton? Why is it important to address this problem? 2. What are the advantages to DEP of the pre-existing approach to inspections, in which inspectors specialized in a certain category of pollution sources (. air, water and hazardous wastes)? Who is most comfortable with this approach and why? 3. What are the advantages of integrating inspections? Who would be most open to this approach and why? 4. What factors are most influential in leading to the proposed change to an integrated inspection system? Identifying and analyzing key stakeholders in DEP’s organizational environment, including the policy environment of facilities that are inspected? 5. Similarly, how might technological factors (referring to different types of task interdependence and coordination structures operating under specialized versus integrated inspection approaches) make it difficult to achieve integrated inspections? 6. What specific recommendations do you have, including human resources development strategies (take into account motivational theories and five HR strategies we discussed in class), for how to implement the Blackstone Project? 7. Also describe an action plan to implement these recommendations. To address these questions in 2 pages, your memorandum will need to be well organized, clear, concise, and easy to read. In addition to a careful reading and an analysis of the case, make sure you take full advantage of the material that has presented in class, in the readings, and online discussion board. Please Do Not Write in A Question-Answer or Bullet Point format.
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