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LOYAC Kuwait : revisiting the foundations. A consultancy project for restructuring -

Show simple item record El-Hage, Johnny 2017-08-30T14:06:07Z 2017-08-30T14:06:07Z 2015 2015
dc.identifier.other b18387585
dc.description Project. M.H.R.M. American University of Beirut. Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, 2015. Pj:1873
dc.description First Reader : Dr. Charlotte Karam, Assistant Professor, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business ; Second Reader : Dr. Haitham Khoury, Assistant Professor, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 156-157)
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this consultancy project is to engage with LOTHAN Youth Achievement Center (LOYAC) organization by leading a systematic assessment of the organization’s activities and operations in order to suggest an organizational structure that takes it from its current status to a future one - described as self-sustainable and systematically led by competent Kuwaiti youth with minimal reliance and interference on the founding board. Data was collected from Board Members (BOD), Head of Departments (HOD), and employees across the organization; as well as from a strategic meeting with senior executives from Kuwait and regional chapters. Another type of data was collected through personal observation of organizational operations for a period of 3 months. The consultancy project was conducted on two phases. Phase 1 was an exploratory qualitative process using an inductive reasoning approach, and phase 2 was confirmatory qualitative process using a deductive approach. The exploratory part attempted to study the organization’s architecture and performance, and tap into the perception of LOYAC board members and head of departments on areas related to Purpose, Quality Services, Organization’s Strengths, Organization’s Weaknesses, Vision, Suggested Changes, Possible Obstacles-Opportunities, Employee Engagement, and Equity. The confirmatory part, attempted to link the results acquired from the exploratory phase to the Weisbord Six Box Module designed for organizational diagnosis. A review of the results suggests that there is partial commonality between the differentiators identified at the exploratory part and those introduced by Weisbord model, and related to lack of strategic focus, staff limitation, inappropriate leadership styles, underdeveloped systems, policies, and processes (including those for HR), and low employee engagement. The final part of the project states the key recommendations in various areas related to Leadership (work strategically, financial management), Structure (moving
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 157 leaves) : illustrations ; 30 cm
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theses, Dissertations, and Projects
dc.subject.classification Pj:001873
dc.subject.lcsh Markaz Lūdhān li-Injāzāt al-Shabāb.
dc.subject.lcsh Non-governmental organizations -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational change -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Personnel management -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Strategic planning -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Consultants -- Kuwait.
dc.subject.lcsh Qualitative research.
dc.title LOYAC Kuwait : revisiting the foundations. A consultancy project for restructuring -
dc.type Student Project
dc.contributor.department School of Business
dc.contributor.faculty Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut

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