There was a change in leadership at Apple which resulted in creation of certain issues related to organizational culture. In simple words, it can be stated that the power culture that Apple was able to develop in the previous leadership era had a number of disadvantages. These included creativity and initiatives of employees being under-utilized, high degree of risk related to decision making process and no criticism from lower management risk being faced by decisions of the leader. Organizational change takes place as a response to a changing environment or as a reaction towards a current situation of crisis. Specific evidence can be obtained when organizational changes occur due to change in executive power. The factors that influence effectiveness of organization are widespread.
On the basis of the explanations made within the report certain recommendations can be provided to Apple with regards to change in leadership and organizational culture. Apple has been recognized for its innovation and path-breaking products. This is due to its organizational culture which is driven by the passion of employees facing challenges and grabbing opportunities. Before initiating cultural change, it is important to assess current organizational culture of the organization. New rules must be formed, regulation of new behavior of member directly, and reinforcement of adequate responses must be done. These are all possible ways for internalizing new behavior or value within the organizational culture.
Organizational changes are considered to be an important issue within any organization. It is a process in which performance of an organization is optimized as it is working towards its ideal state (Armenakis 2003). This type of change occurred at Apple Inc. There was a change in leadership at Apple which resulted in creation of certain issues related to organizational culture. The most severe disadvantage that Apple faced was coming in a situation where the organization started experiencing drawbacks and drop in performance. This was due to the reason that the new leader did not possess appropriate competencies of leadership.