Case 2

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Case 2 The Imitation Game. Answer the 2 questions below. 

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When Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, Alan Turing travels to Bletchley Park. Under the direction of Commander Alastair DennistonLinks to an external site., he joins the cryptography team of Hugh AlexanderLinks to an external site.John CairncrossLinks to an external site.Peter HiltonLinks to an external site., Keith Furman and Charles Richards. The team are trying to analyzeLinks to an external site. the Enigma machineLinks to an external site., which the Nazis use to send coded messages.  

Turing is difficult to work with, and considers his colleagues inferior; he works alone to design a machineLinks to an external site. to decipher Enigma messages. After Denniston refuses to fund construction of the machine, Turing writes to Prime Minister Winston ChurchillLinks to an external site., who puts Turing in charge of the team and funds the machine.  

Turing's machine, which he names Christopher, is constructed, but cannot determine the Enigma encryption settings quickly enough; the Germans reset them each day. Denniston orders it to be destroyed and Turing fired, but the other cryptographers threaten to leave if Turing goes.  

After overhearing a conversation with a female clerk about messages she receives, Turing has an epiphanyLinks to an external site., realizing he can program the machine to decode words he already knows exist in certain messages. After he recalibrates the machine, it quickly decodes a message and the cryptographers celebrate. Turing realizes they cannot act on every decoded message or the Germans will realize Enigma has been broken.  

Answers to these questions as a file (DOC) attachment below:

1-) Does the Cryptography Team behave as a Mechanistic or Organic Organization? Give specific examples. 

2-) What type of organization does Commander Dennisen believe he has created, Mechanistic or Organic? Is he correct? Why or why not? 

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