To be given the freedom to write about a gamut of things for this final assignment, I have encountered many roadblocks. Not many opportunities are given where you are not just “assigned” a topic. As my thoughts began to come together with what I wanted to look at in reference to organizations, and how they can tie in with what was discussed throughout the course of the semester, I came to the big question of are you defined by an organization?
During your college year’s it could be said, with some confidence, that yes, you are defined by the organization’s with which you are involved with. A collegiate lifestyle is structured around what meeting you have on Monday, what speaker you go to on Tuesday, and what event is on Thursday. Organization’s make up the individual that you are. As you leave college life behind, one might think that you would leave all of the “organization’s” behind. In reality you take it all with you, you form new organization’s and build off of the one’s that you had in college.
Being involved with so many organization’s, how is it possible to appropriately devote the necessary time and commitment to each, in order for all organization to thrive? Why is it that you are seeing individuals become more and more involved, instead of excelling at one organization? And why the sudden need for individuals to be involved in numerous organization’s? The time of being defined by just one thing seems to be a thing of the past.
At the beginning of this course a questions was asked, what are you known for on this campus? A simple question, but one that comes with some struggles to find an answer, what are you known for, what defines you? Is it a good thing for one organization to define you, or do you need to be defined by many. Throughout this final paper I hope to look at how different organizational structure can benefit an individual by being involved in many things. How it can cause conflict within a person, if you are use to following a certain organizational structure, method, or theories in one organization and those same things are done differently in another organization you are involved with. Does creativity and innovation hinder an organization on a college campus or help it?