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To be more precise, the authors explain that there is a procedure that has been created as an aspect of the theoretical model of Structural Adaptation to Regain Fit (SARFIT) (Donaldson). This model asserts that when an organization in fit experiences improved performance that results it results in excess resources and leads to growth in size, geographic expansion, innovation or diversification. This in turn increases the number of contingency variables. This results in a "misfit with the existing structure. Themisfit lowers performance, eventually leading to a performance crisis and adaptive structural change into fit (Donaldson)."
There is also a specific process associated with organizational design. This process has different stages associated with the varying levels in the organization. As a result of this process the appropriate interventions take place to alter the processes, behavior values of both groups and individuals. There are a total of eight stages in the organizational design….
Aken, J E.V. (2007) Design Science and Organization Development Interventions: Aligning Business and Humanistic Values. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. 43(1); pg. 67-88
Donaldson. Lex the Contengency theory of Organizational Design: Challenges and opportunities. Retrieved January 2010 from; http://www.springerlink.com/content/r53245822h482782/fulltext.pdfKikulis, LISA M . TREVOR SLACK,
Hustings C.R. (1995) Sector-Specific Patterns of Organizational Design Change. Journal of Management Studies 32:1
"Organizational Theory: Determinants of Structure." Retrieved January 2010 from; http://www.analytictech.com/mb021/orgtheory.htm
It was not necessarily that Coca Cola wanted to invest in China, as it actually saw the opportunity to access a large consumer society and tried to get involved in exploiting this chance as fast as it possibly could. "The theme of the public's responses could be seen in many caricatures and cartoons on China's Internet. The Graphic from China's Economics eb and also spotted on all Street Journal blog shows Coca Cola trying to swallow Huiyan" (Scotton & Hachten, 156).
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce virtually recognized Coca Cola's hostile competition nature and concentrated on preventing the company from removing other products from the market. The recent years saw the company experience graduate success in China as a result of using strategies that it should have used from the beginning. It appears that the Chinese public appreciates the fact that Coca Cola is no longer aggressive and is unhesitant….
1. Crothers, Lane, "Globalization and American Popular Culture," (Rowman & Littlefield, 13.07.2012)
2. Ferrell, O.C., Fraederich, John, and Ferrell, Linda, "Business Ethics 2009: Ethical Decision Making and Cases," (Cengage Learning, 27.04.2009)
3. Haig, Matt, "Brand Failures: The Truth About the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time," (Kogan Page Publishers, 03.05.2011)
4. Mills, Albert J., Helm Mills, Jean C., Bratton, John, and Forshaw, Carolyn, "Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context," (University of Toronto Press, 30.09.2006)
Part 3 -- We sometimes forget that the world has not always been organized under the structure of technology and manufacturing. Particularly at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, modern capitalism changed the way labor and management interacted. A number of people began to think about labor, about efficiency, and about the manner in which the two interacted so that manufacturing needs for modern developing societies could improve. One of these philosophical tenets, Taylorism, is also known as scientific management. This is a theory of management that analyzed and synthesized the process of workflow with the objective to improve both labor and economic productivity. In general, scientific management requires a high level of managerial control over employees and their work practices. Of course this means a higher ratio of managers to workers than previous methods. The importance of this approach was that management should conform….
Hax, a., Majluf, N. (1981). Organizational Design: A Survey and an Approach. Operations Research. 29 (3): 417-47.
Lannon, R. (2008, January). 12 Rules of Delegation. The ProjectManagementHut. Retrieved from: http://www.pmhut.com/12-rules-of-delegation
Locke, E. (1982). The Ideas of Frederick W. Taylor: An Evaluation. The Academy of Management Review. 7 (1): 14-24. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org / discover/10.2307/257244?uid=3739960&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101862561573
Sullivan, J. (2010). Four Basic Elements of Organizational Structure and Key Elements of Organizational Structure. Chron Small Business Demand Media. Retrieved from: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/four-basic-elements-organizational-structure-288.html
A health care agency or hospital design is very important as it portrays the beliefs and values of that health care. Designs should be designs that care not only for the physicians, trustees, administrators but also for the patients. Thus seeking architectural advice for the construction of a health care is imperative.
There are several architectural design phases such as Schematic design (SD), design development (DD and construction documents (CD). Designs are important to ensure that original intents are not comprised in terms of internal readiness and processes improvement plans.
The design of my healthcare organization, the Legacy Home Health Care in Texas, is such that all types of processes have been mapped beginning from admitting, discharge, billing, and medication requirements. This simplifies the work thus eliminating inefficiencies and focusing mainly on improving patient care.
In addition, the design is such that all the staff is familiar with design features of the….
Health design (2011).Clinic Design. Retrieved September 23, 2011 from http://www.healthdesign.org/clinic-design/design-process
Legacy Home Health Care, (2011). Health Care Has Come Home. Retrieved September 24,
2011 from http://www.legacymedhealth.com/
Meghan S. McGowan, BSN (2011) Behavior, Health, and the Reduction of Costs: Promotion of Personal Accountability Retrieved September 23, 2011 from http://www.cwru.edu/med/epidbio/mphp439/Personal_Accountability.htm
In addition to being referred to as position management, organizational design incorporates the analysis of individual position and their arrangement in the entire organization. Therefore, an efficient organizational design supports clear lines of authority, responsibilities of the authorities, cooperation and trust, effective communication, smooth and timely work flows, cost efficiency, and flexibility to changing situations.
Clues of Problems in the Design of an Organization:
Organizational design has various functions in an organization including the determination of the extent of focus, product/service range, target market initiatives, and the number of targeted niches. The structures of individual positions and organizational design have a direct effect on cost-efficiency and effectiveness of achievement of organizational goals ("Organizational Design," n.d.). In case of problems with the design of an organization, some of the major clues a manager may have include:
Slow Decision Making:
Slow decision making occurs when the design is not optimized to the appropriate decision making….
Acevedo, L. (n.d.). Signs of Poor Organizational Structure. Retrieved January 14, 2012, from http://www.ehow.com/list_5958602_signs-poor-organizational-structure.html
"Organizational Design -- Planning Before BRAC Happens." (n.d.). Defense Civilian Personnel
Advisory Service. Retrieved January 14, 2012, from http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/2C81C845614B4356B5E3DE57A325CF72/Organizational%20Design%20for%20Managers%20and%20Supervisors.pdf
Ultimately, this explains why organizations that are motivation oriented succeed while those that are non-motivation oriented fail. It is because when employees are motivated, they yield maximum positive results leading to the success of the organization. Therefore, motivation is goal oriented thus it cannot be placed outside the precincts of any business whether non-profit, profit or private (Dessler, 2006).
Because we have recognized the employees' needs, the ultimate success of an organization depends on the ability of the organization to develop sufficient values to compensate employees. Workers should be looked at, from a perspective of non-economic, economic and personal satisfaction. The current business environment is increasingly becoming competitive because employers are pressured to meet the needs of employees. Failure to this, organizations and employers are poised to lose creative and talented experts. This is because these professionals will leave the organization for those organizations that are willing and ready to….
The supply manager, Jack Toole, must determine whether to give Nuclear Vessels or Atomic Products the Oceanics, Inc. contract.
Oceanics, Inc. needs to purchase one pressure vessel that meets their specifications. The two top companies were carefully screened and visits to both plants were made to determine which one was better qualified.
What specific areas and activities should the Oceanics group have investigated on its two visits? While a number of issues were investigated, the team should have investigated at least two additional areas: supply chain management and inventory/logistics. Both of these issues are germane in terms of being able to deliver appropriate levels and specifications as needed. The issue with supply chain management is quite important since it relates to the actual manufacturing of the product in a timely fashion, and whether or not the companies involved had the infrastructure appropriate for the process. Indeed, this also bleeds over into….
The relatively small degree of economic displacement during this recession has prompted the rise of the Tea Party and (to those who are not a member of this movement) incomprehensible fury against the federal government. (By noting that the economic pain now is "relatively small" I do not in any way to mean to suggest that many people have been not been devastated by the recession, merely to make the factual statement that the economic conditions in Argentina in the early 1980s were much worse.)
The junta in Argentina in 1982, led for the previous year and a half by General Leopoldo Galtieri, had no possible tools to use to make real changes in the country: They did not have the economic resources to distract the nation's people with domestic "bread and circuses" (Makin, 1983b). So they tried another, historically proven strategy: Tamp down a domestic crisis (in fact, a….
P. Beck. (1988). The Falkland Islands as an international problem. London: Rutledge, Chapman and Hall.
Corum, J. (2002). Argentine Airpower in the Falklands War. Air & space power journal.
Freedman, L. (1988). Britain and the Falklands War. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gustafson, L. (1988). The sovereignty dispute over the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Organizational design model
Organizational design article analysis: The future of organizational design
Theories of organizational design predate the Internet revolution. However, the article "The future of organizational design: forecasting study" suggests that theories of organizational design have undergone major changes in the Internet age. Organizations have shifted away from functional and processed-based models of firm design to other, new design models (Yildiz 2012). The main reason for this is technology. "Depending on its own value chain, an organization can hand over operations that do not require direct control and that do not create a different value; to their business associates. Nowadays, information networks allowing fast and cheap communication with business associates can be created over the internet" (Yildiz 2012). Organizations can become highly specialized and delegate more and more of their functions to outside entities. In contrast to previous eras, they do not have to have face-to-face contacts with these….
After defining the new organizational models, the article concludes that specialized division by labor will increase -- however, rather than this segmentation leading to division, the organizational models will actually facilitate greater cooperation. Older models defined by rigid hierarchies and enclosed processes are not sustainable and employees that can deliver unique value yet who are also flexible enough to work in a cross-disciplinary fashion are required for organizations to thrive in the new millennium.
Yildiz, M. (2012). The future of organizational design: A forecasting study. METU Studies in Development, 39(2), 259-282.
Examples of these start-ups include the literally hundreds of process outsourcing companies throughout the BIC nations that have specialized in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance initiatives. These start-ups are taking a very process-centric view to innovation. Their ability to tailor financial systems in companies to be in compliance to government requirements is their greatest strength. The resources necessary to accomplish this require a centralized workforce of well-educated solution architectures and process improvement expertise, most often with Six Sigma quality management experience. This type of skill set is prevalent in the manufacturing-centric regions of China and India, albeit expensive compared to the typical wage levels in these nations. Because of the value of process-centric knowledge, start-ups who concentrate on process-centric innovation often build practices or teams of experts with deep expertise, and often create career paths for junior associates that put them onsite at customers. An example of this would be the….
Bessant, J. And Tidd, J. (2007), Innovation and Entrepreneurship, John Wiley & Sons.
Dushnitsky, G., & Shapira, Z.. (2010). Entrepreneurial finance meets organizational reality: comparing investment practices and performance of corporate and independent venture capitalists. Strategic Management Journal, 31(9), 990.
Joseph P. Eshun Jr. (2009). Business incubation as strategy. Business Strategy Series, 10(3), 156-166.
Chien-Huang Lin, Ching-Huai Peng, & Danny T. Kao. (2008). The innovativeness effect of market orientation and learning orientation on business performance. International Journal of Manpower, 29(8), 752-772.
Organizational Design: Everything BagelMany organizations today have patterned themselves on a traditional hierarchy, while others have adopted more innovative models. These include Zapposs holacracy where there are no organizational titles, or matrix organizations made up of self-governing cells. Today, organizations must cope with the demands of the new, global reality while still keeping their essential, core integrity. Global organizations must be able to adapt to different cultural and demographic needs. They may need to alter their product lines to flourish in new countries, or offer entirely different products, while still holding on to their key values and essential integrity.One example of a visual metaphor for a new type of organization is the unbroken circle of a bagel. A bagel is a perfect circle and made of one of the most essential food groupsbread. Like a sound organization, it is seamlessly united. It may appear different, at different levels (browner on….
My most recent organization has a structure that is mechanistic in nature. This is, however, conducive with the organization's business and its goals. The organization's competitive advantage lies with efficiency and economies of scale. The ability to perform routine tasks is critical to the success of this organization. The mechanistic structure allows management to determine the optimal means of performance of these tasks, and then transfer that information to each employee. This structure relies heavily on management's abilities in work design, so that all jobs are done, and there are people in place to perform each task, even under unusual circumstances should they arise. The company's goals are of course market share and profit, but these are achieved through performing the routine tasks better than the competitors perform them.
The mechanistic structure relies on the abilities of management, and the training of the workforce to ensure that they can execute….
This is generically possible as the types of services and products offered could be combined to constitute complementarities. For instance, the Sale-Buy Insurance Company could offer car insurance for the final buyers - this would however require the collaboration of Delux Machine Tool's partners. Also, the programmers at MicroAge Software could collaborate with the esearch and Development Team at Delux Machine Tools and create more innovative products and technologies.
The three companies would become sister organizations, under the same patronage, ruled by the same principles and norms, and following the same goal. This strategy would lead to the creation of a conglomerate company - one possessing various smaller companies, activating in different industries. This would then mean that the organizations would generate a combined profit, which could be better allocated to support their development. Say for instance that MicroAge Software registers a good year, but Sale-Buy Insurance Company does not.….
Autry, R.H., 1996, What Is Organizational Design, Inovus, http://www.inovus.com/organiza.html . Ast accessed on November 26, 2008
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Case Study on Delux Machine Tool, Sale-Buy Insurance Company and Microage Software
FedEx is a logistics company focused on the overnight courier business, but with brand extensions into ground courier, office supplies, and customs-related business lines. Based in Memphis, the company operates a highly centralized system where most key operating decisions are made at headquarters, and the different national and regional subsidiaries are to carry out the instructions. There are two reasons for this structure. One is that the entire company must be virtue of its business operate in a tightly coordinated manner, such that the different elements cannot simply do their own thing or packages will not be delivered on time. The other is that the founder, Fred Smith, is a former Marine and brought a lot of military influence to the company's culture and structure. This paper will examine the organizational design at FedEx, and perhaps make recommendations for the transformation of some aspects of it.
The formal structure….
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" To be more precise, the authors explain that there is a procedure that has been created as an aspect of the theoretical model of Structural Adaptation to Regain Fit…Read Full Paper ❯
It was not necessarily that Coca Cola wanted to invest in China, as it actually saw the opportunity to access a large consumer society and tried to get…Read Full Paper ❯
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Part 3 -- We sometimes forget that the world has not always been organized under the structure of technology and manufacturing. Particularly at the end of the 19th and…Read Full Paper ❯
Organizational Design A health care agency or hospital design is very important as it portrays the beliefs and values of that health care. Designs should be designs that care not…Read Full Paper ❯
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Organizational Design: In addition to being referred to as position management, organizational design incorporates the analysis of individual position and their arrangement in the entire organization. Therefore, an efficient organizational…Read Full Paper ❯
Ultimately, this explains why organizations that are motivation oriented succeed while those that are non-motivation oriented fail. It is because when employees are motivated, they yield maximum positive…Read Full Paper ❯
Organizational Design The supply manager, Jack Toole, must determine whether to give Nuclear Vessels or Atomic Products the Oceanics, Inc. contract. Oceanics, Inc. needs to purchase one pressure vessel that meets…Read Full Paper ❯
The relatively small degree of economic displacement during this recession has prompted the rise of the Tea Party and (to those who are not a member of this…Read Full Paper ❯
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Organizational design model Organizational design article analysis: The future of organizational design Theories of organizational design predate the Internet revolution. However, the article "The future of organizational design: forecasting…Read Full Paper ❯
Examples of these start-ups include the literally hundreds of process outsourcing companies throughout the BIC nations that have specialized in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance initiatives. These start-ups are taking…Read Full Paper ❯
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Organizational Design: Everything BagelMany organizations today have patterned themselves on a traditional hierarchy, while others have adopted more innovative models. These include Zapposs holacracy where there are no organizational…Read Full Paper ❯
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Org Design My most recent organization has a structure that is mechanistic in nature. This is, however, conducive with the organization's business and its goals. The organization's competitive advantage lies…Read Full Paper ❯
This is generically possible as the types of services and products offered could be combined to constitute complementarities. For instance, the Sale-Buy Insurance Company could offer car insurance…Read Full Paper ❯
Organizational Design Introduction FedEx is a logistics company focused on the overnight courier business, but with brand extensions into ground courier, office supplies, and customs-related business lines. Based in Memphis, the…Read Full Paper ❯
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. Strategic Planning is alive and well; we need it to plan for effective growth Our plan needs to be global in nature to make the most of all opportunities Global Strategic…Read Full Paper ❯