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The paper "Analyzing Etihad Airways Using Nadler and Tushmans Model" is a perfect example of a case study on management. In a generic sense, the Nadler and Tushman Congruence Model is a comprehensive model that specifies the inputs, throughputs as well as outputs that are aimed at ensuring effectiveness at the organizational level. The core foundation of this model is that effectiveness is far from being a function of the extent to which an institution succeeds in reflecting qualities of an ideal profile but rather is dependent on the match between the attributes and the environmental conditions of an organization.

Thus, organizations are only capable of achieving effectiveness if at all their functioning is consistent, without strain, and efficiently organized (Cameron, 4). This is a key undertaking of the management in any organization which according to Nadler and Tushman (35) has the primary task of making the organizations achieve effective operation. The Nadler and Tushman Congruence Model has received extensive utility at Etihad Airways which is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This airline is based in Abu Dhabi and was established through a Royal decree in July 2003 and proceeded to commence its operations in November 2003 (Etihad Airways Website, 1). Against this backdrop, this paper will be aimed at utilizing the Nadler and Tushman Congruence Model in order to have a more comprehensive understanding of the inputs, strategy, the transformation process, feedback as well as outputs.

This analysis will be geared towards answering some specific questions, for instance, the desired outputs and whether these outputs have been achieved. Additionally, with the strategy being at the center of the inputs in the model under utility, this paper will seek to answer the questions on whether the strategy at Etihad airways in line with the organization’ s environmental inputs, whether the transformation processes are well aligned with your organization’ s strategy as well as how they interact to produce the outputs.

Moreover, the paper will seek to answer the question of whether there is anything that might identify issues that Etihad airways should address. Lastly, this analysis will explore whether there are some aspects of how this organization works that you have difficulty in understanding.  

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