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Healthcare Institutions and Organizational Dynamics - Main Discussion Post: The purpose of this week’s discussion is to reflect on our own organizations and describe it organizational structure including location, size, degree of integration, type of care provided, health needs in communities served, availability of providers, and managed care penetration. Next I will identify an element of organizational development from which my organization would benefit. Finally I will describe what actions I would take to implement the organizational element and anticipated results....   [tags: Organizational Issues]
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concept - Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concept When small business owners start the concept of what type of business one would like to own, an array of critical thinking starts and a business owner has to consider questions that will make or break his or her success. Owners, who pay attention to the current rise and fall of stock for his or her chosen business, will have the upper hand against competitors. An owner who knows his or her competitors is a small part in the grand scheme of owning an organization....   [tags: Organizational Behavior ] 793 words
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Organizational Changes in Wal-Mart - 1. Introduction Since it has been proven that an otherwise high performing company can experience a sudden overturn in fortunes, managers should be vigilant so as to prevent, or reverse, any unfavorable trend through adopting necessary organizational changes. According to Oslon, Van Bever & Verry (2008) study, notable companies underwent such an experience due to very specific reasons. Particularly, they identified premature abandonment of organizational core business as one of those reasons. This is precisely the case in Wal-Mart....   [tags: Organizational Issues]
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Miller and Friesen: A Model of Organizational Adaptation - Miller and Friesen (1980)The change in 24 structural and strategy making variables overtime is analysed by a study of 26 companies.Organizations were found to resist reversals in the direction of change in strategy and structure.Two extremes were demonstrated: periods of momentum in which little or no trend is reversed and dramatic periods of revolution in which huge trends are reversed. Organizations are resistant to change for reasons such as : due to pursuit of stability , avoidance of uncertainity , reluctance to deviate from programmed activities, inability to innovate, for economies of stability etc, Yet this resistance is advantageous to certain firms that are loosely structured, orga...   [tags: Organizational Engineering] 1192 words
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Organizational Behavior and Building a Winning Environment - Corporations create strategies for their teams to deliver outcomes on daily basis, so they can achieve profit and market share within their respective industry.  They have turned to successful sports coaches to motivate and teach their management leaders how to build great teams and create a winning environment.   Katz, & Koenig (2001) states, "Managers often look to sports for inspirational examples and useful models of teamwork."  Over the last decades, coaches like Phil Jackson, Pat Summit, Joe Torre, and Pat Riley have given speeches regarding teamwork and winning culture.  According to Katz & Koenig (2001), "the lessons managers can learn from sports team fall into two categories: how t...   [tags: Organizational Issues]
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Human Resources and Organizational Strategy - Human Resources and Organizational Strategy Introduction Organizational success or failure is dependent on a myriad of variables that can be challenging to measure and interpret. Success or failure can simply be luck and timing or an orchestrated and deliberate effort. As new technologies allow organizations the ability to rapidly measure and assess its internal and external environmental factors, more efficient strategies can be quickly implemented. The focus of this literature review is specifically on one of these mentioned variables....   [tags: Business, Organizational Development] 2373 words
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Combating Resistance to Organizational Change - Combating Resistance to Organizational Change By any objective measure, the amount of important, frequently distressing, change in organizations has grown enormously over the last two decades (Kotter, 1996). Jeffrey M. Hiatt, CEO of Prosci Inc., (as cited by Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly & Konopaske, 2009, p. 481) explained, “thirty years ago, a foturne 100 probably had one or two enterprisewide change intitiatives goiong on; today that number is proably between 20 and 25.” The speed of global, economic, and techological development makes change an ineveitable element of organiztional life....   [tags: Organizational Change, Change Agents] 1314 words
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The Importance of Organizational Behavior - What is organizational behavior. Prior to this course, I had never known that much of what is organizational behavior and in which ways it can impact the organization. Initially, over the course my knowledge about OB was expanded. People who want to have a successful organization in business world; first they should be able to define OB which helps the organizations to be more effectively. “Organizational behavior is a study and an application of knowledge about how people, individuals and groups act in organizations” (Clark, 2000)....   [tags: organizational behavior, business, ] 943 words
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Organizational Excellence and Leadership - Organizational culture is the key to organizational excellence and leadership is a function to create and manage culture (Chen 1992). Organizational researchers have become more aware of the importance of understanding and enhancing the cultural life of the institution. "This study is one of a group of companies with high-performance in North America, interest in organizational culture is an important element in organizational success. Tesluk et al (1997). Looking at the" soft "of the organization, the researchers claim that" the organizational culture may be suitable for a means to explore and understanding of life at work, and make them more humane and more pronounced (Tesluk et al, 1997),...   [tags: Business, Organizational Culture] 482 words
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Organizational Change: A Dissection - Change is an inevitable part of life involving individuals and organizations. The purpose of this paper is to analyze a significant organizational change. The analysis will explore the change, the reason behind the change, key players, the timeframe, the outcomes, leadership strategies, mistakes made by key players and suggestions to alleviate the mistakes. Identification of Organizational Change The significant change being analyzed is the revamping of the academic portfolio within the University of Northern Colorado’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation (ASLEI) program....   [tags: business, organizational change]
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Organizational Change and Stress Management - Organizational change and stress management are widely accepted as two major issues in organizational life today (Vakola & Nikolaou, 2005). If there is one constant in the business world, it is change (Washington & Hacker, 2005). But with change, stress will normally follow. Change is defined as making things different while stress is defined as a dynamic condition in which an individual is confronted with an opportunity, a demand, or a resource related to what the individual desires and for which the outcome is perceived to be both uncertain and important....   [tags: change, job stress, organizational life] 1309 words
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Impact of transformational leadership on organizational learning - Organizational Learning (OL) Literature reveals that OL improves the development by introducing new expertise, output or commercialism. Nonaka & Takuchi (1995) argued that learning is vital for product innovation which means that it is not limited to only acquisition and retention of knowledge but it is used to get the required outcomes. Knowledge oriented view of the organizations argue that knowledge and learning capacity influence the organizational performance and also direct the firm to achieve sustainable and continuous competitive advantage (Zhang, 2008)....   [tags: Business, Organizational Learning] 2501 words
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Applying for a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership - My purpose in applying for a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership is to advance my academic career through the qualities and the values of Jesuit teachings and to expand my ability to become an effective leader. As part of my personal goal, I would like to be a bridge for different organizations and to build a strong community that consists of people working together for a cause that will affect community in a positive way such as volunteering, social well being, political, and spreading compassion for others....   [tags: candidates, Masters, Organizational Leadership, ] 526 words
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What´s Organizational Psychology? - ... Hence an interactive approach to organisational climate was brought forth arguing that as the result of the interaction of individuals in response to their situation results in the shared perception of the organisation (Moran & Volkwein, 1992) was noted while acknowledging that organisational culture plays a critical role in organisational climate. 2.3 Defining Organisational climate Defining of organisational climate is necessary to provide a point of departure in the quest for an understanding of the phenomenon....   [tags: organizational climate, environment] 667 words
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Discuss the Role Leadership Plays in Shaping Organisational Cultures - Leadership defined has two fundamental difficulties, firstly, similar to notions such as ‘love’, ‘freedom’ and ‘happiness’, leadership is a complicated idea that has subjective interpretations (Bolden, 2004). Everyone has their own understanding of what leadership is, based on a mixture of personal experiences and learnings. Secondly, the way leadership is defined and understood through one’s influenced theoretical stance (Bolden, 2004). Those who view leadership as the outcome of individual characteristics possessed by a leader, whilst others perceive leadership as a social development that emerges from organisational relationships....   [tags: organizational ]
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Organizational Development (OD) - Organizational development (OD) is an application or process of building a greater level of efficiency within the organization. OD develops the ongoing effort geared for long-term effects. OD works to help management and employees on a variety of levels. Organizational development is perhaps unequaled in its ability to meet any type of organization needs. However, the solutions developed from the role of OD may not be necessarily interchangeable with different organizations (Grant, 2010). According to traditional theorists such as Fayol, Weber, and Taylor, a school of thought identifies a level of agreement in their view of organizational system implementation....   [tags: organizational development, fayol, weber]
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Amazon´s Organizational Structure - Organizational culture is a reflective view of the inner workings of an organization. This culture reflects hierarchical arrangements as it pertains to the lines of authority, rights and obligations, duties, and communication processes. Organizational structure establishes the manner in which power and roles are coordinated and controlled amongst the varying levels of management. The structure of an organization is dependent upon their goals, objectives, and strategy. Determining organizational structure best suited for an organization is generally found within the six key elements of organizational structure and choosing those to implement those best suited for the organization....   [tags: e-commerce, organizational culture]
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Planned Organizational Change - The ideal approach to creating change in any organization is to apply a realistic and deductive method of planned change. Within the realm of planned change, there is an eight-step process to implementing a program. However, there are four elements that are fundamental to any plan of action that will allow for an environment conducive to planned change. Planned change requires that those responsible for making decisions are not only rational, but must also have access to specific information pertaining to the plan, as well as the lack of constraints on time and resources (Stojkovic et al., 2008)....   [tags: Organizational Development, Change, Business] 1499 words
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Departmentalization, Organizational Authority and Job Design: Dakkota Integrated Systems - Organizational structure, along with the different elements it encompasses, is a significant factor in the overall design of any business. Establishing a clear picture of what a department’s responsibilities are, classifying job roles and functions, and defining where people fit into the chain of command, can make everyday tasks and decisions easier for both employees and managers alike. In addition, astute planning and organization can also have a large impact on a company’s bottom line, with an effectively organized company saving money by reducing redundancies and improving processes and work flow....   [tags: organizational structure] 766 words
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The Role and Responsibility of Company Leadership in Shaping Organizational Culture - According to (Organic Workspaces, n. d) an organization’s culture refers to the observable, powerful forces in any organization, usually constituted by the employees’ shared values, beliefs, symbols, and behaviors. The organizational culture ideally influences its decisions and actions (Tharp, n. d). (Watkins, 2013) also defines organizational culture as a consistent and observable pattern of behavior in organizations. An organization’s culture channelizes individual decisions and actions at a subconscious level, and thus, can have a potent effect on an organization’s success....   [tags: company leadership, organizational culture]
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Theoretical Aspects of Organizational Culture in South African Context - An organization is the means by which human and other resources are deployed so that work gets done (Price, 2011). Edward Taylor defined Culture as the ‘knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits’ acquired through membership of society’ (Price a. c., 2011). Bower simply defined organizational culture as ‘the way we do things around here’. (Price a. c., Human Resource Management Fourth edition, 2011). Researchers have determined that culture is one variable that adds to the organization as a whole....   [tags: organizational culture, collectivism, management]
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How Organizational Bureaucratization affects Work-Life Balance - Work-life balance has been a widely studied topic within Organizational Communication. Many researches focus on how to achieve balance; this study is going to look at how higher or lower levels of organizational bureaucratization affects work-life balance and job satisfaction within theatre organizations. The balance between work and life has become a problem for employees to handle due to many factors like technology, and work overload that has created a blend of work and life. This topic is important to the field because research has shown that when work and life is not significantly balanced, it could cause work-family conflict, stress, and job dissatisfaction....   [tags: job satisfaction, organizational communication]
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Organizational Behavior Terminology And Concepts - Understanding organizational behavior is important for everyone involved in an organization, not just the leadership and management teams. By gaining and understanding this knowledge each employee should be able to realize how their individual actions contribute to the big picture of the company. In order to understand this there are some key concepts and terminology that must be explained to make the learning process more manageable. Organizational Behavior What is organizational behavior. According to Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn (2005, p....   [tags: Organizational Behavior]
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Organizational Behavior Concepts And Terms - Introduction As an amateur linguist, I am fascinated by words. Their origins and meanings help me to better relate to my surroundings and specific concepts. Many would say that one can not begin to understand a word or concept until a meaning is agreed upon. John Locke wrote in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1977) that words signify ideas, and furthermore that if a person can not identify the idea behind the word then the words are lacking in meaning (Kemerling, 2001). This agreement in terminology regarding key concepts is a culmination of my research into word origins, and as defined by Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn in the text Organizational Behavior (2005)....   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 1121 words
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts - Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Businesses today often promote change to create a better more productive work environment. These changes occasionally produce unwanted results which were not expected or planned for. By monitoring organizational behavior unwanted or negative results can be minimized so change can be effective within an organization. Organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, communication, business ethics, and change management are all factors within an organization....   [tags: Organizational Behavior]
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Organizational Structures - Introduction McShane and Von Glinow state that “the best organizational structure depends on the organization’s external environment, size, technology, and strategy” (409). To identify the best organizational structure for Protegé Engineering, I will first determine what ‘Organizational Structure’ means. In a second step I will analyze its elements and carve out the important components for the considered organization. Finally I will provide a conclusion and recommendation. Organizational Structures In general, organizational structure is related to the way that an organization organizes employees and jobs, so that its work can be performed and its goals can be met....   [tags: Organizational Development, McShane, Von Glinow] 2179 words
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The Importance of Organizational Communication - Overview In a wide scope the true essence of any organisation survival and success depends on communication, as it is the fuel and the maintainer of an organisation. According to Miller (2003) “organisational communication involves an understanding of the influence of the context of an organisation on communication processes and of the manner in which the symbolic nature of communication distinguishes it from other forms of behaviour”. In addition the “communication in the organisation fulfils various functions, including information dissemination, control, persuasion and integration, in Baker and Angelopulo (2010:75)....   [tags: organizational survival and success] 1128 words
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Concepts In Organizational Behavior - Organizational behavior is the study of the many factors that have an impact on how people and groups act, think, feel, and respond to work and organizations and how organizations respond to their environments. (George & Jones, 2005) Organizational behavior is particularly important to managers, who are responsible for supervising the activities of one of more employees. A manager has four principal functions or duties of management. These include; the process of planning, organizing and leading an organizations human, financial, material, and others resources to increase its effectiveness....   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 1448 words
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Organizational Change at NASA - NASA - Organizational Change A review of the external and internal threats will help determine the weakness of the problem analysis related to the launching of space shuttle Challenger. At the time of the accident, the country was experiencing an economic slowdown. Considering the economic climate, Congress wanted to know if the American people still support the huge requirements of the program. The government ruled out increase in taxes being an election year. Simultaneous to the congressional investigation was a launch of space shuttle Challenger....   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 1449 words
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How can the role of leadership be best understood in organizational change - The role of leadership can best be understood in organizational change as a multi-dimensional phenomenon. Depending on the conceptualisation of organizational change you adopt, the leader’s role could be perceived to be a variety of things, from that of an initiator/visionary, the influencer of culture, a trigger for follower organizational identification, someone who redefines resistance, or a sense maker who introduces new discourses. The most useful approach can be to consider an issue from a number of different theoretical points of view before determining the most effective intervention....   [tags: Organizational Development, Change] 1584 words
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The Importance of Matching Strategy, Design and Structure for Organizational Effectiveness in a Turbulent Global Environment - Many companies today face the challenge of global expansion while trying to maintain organizational effectiveness. There are several reasons why companies would want to expand their operations into other countries. If a company has achieved market saturation with its existing customer base, it may want to expand globally to reach a new group of customers. In order for the firm to be considered organizationally effective, it must maintain control over its new global environment (Jones, 2013, p. 16)....   [tags: global expansion, organizational effectiveness]
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts - Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts      Organizational behavior is defined as the study of human behavior in organizations. Organizational behavior is an interdisciplinary body of knowledge with strong ties to the behavioral sciences such as psychology, sociology and anthropology as well as to allied sciences. However, the goal of organizational behavior is to integrate the diverse insights of these other disciplines and apply them to real-world problems and opportunities. The ultimate goal of organizational behavior is to improve the performance of people, groups and organizations (Schermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn, 2005)....   [tags: Organizational Culture Shared Beliefs]
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Basic Concept of Organizational Behavior - Perhaps the single most important technique for motivating the people you supervise is to treat them the same way you wish to be treated: as responsible professionals. It sounds simple; just strike the right balance of respect, dignity, fairness, incentive, and guidance, and you will create a motivated, productive, satisfying, and secure work environment. Unfortunately, as soon as the complexities of our evolving workforce mix with human relationships, even the best-intentioned supervisors can find the management side of their jobs deteriorating into chaos....   [tags: Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior] 2138 words
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Managing Organizational Behavior - Managing Organizational Behavior In all organizations, regardless of size, it is important for management to create a safe and nurturing environment for all employees. To create this type of environment management needs to understand: employee behavior; organizational culture; the need for diversity; a formal code of ethics; strong communication; and how to promote and manage change. The first step is to understand employee behavior and to manage that behavior. The behavior of employees within and organization is called "organizational behavior." To manage organizational behavior, an organization needs to focus on hiring, maintaining, developing and utilizing the skills of their human capi...   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 1419 words
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Organizational Behavior And Concepts - In business to succeed, the people behind the scenes have many issues and problems that may arise. Sometimes an organization can go down before it even begins. Proper structure, education, and change are always needed for a business to succeed. When going into or beginning an organization, one must learn about the culture. Organization culture “is the set of shared values, beliefs, and norms that influences the way employees think, feel, and behave toward each other, and toward people outside the organization” (George, & Jones, 2005, p.33)....   [tags: Organizational Behavior Culture] 962 words
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Organizational Behavior And Concepts - Organizational Behavior and Concepts Every successful company realizes that one of the most valued assets within the business is the people. "To attract and retain the best qualified people available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability" (Boeing, 2006, p. 2) . Companies of today focus on continuous personnel development that is necessary to increase the value of an organization's human capital....   [tags: Organizational Behavior Business] 1022 words
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Organizational Behavior - Organizational Behavior Shermerhorn, Hunt, Osborn, 2005, Section 1, defines Organizational Behavior (OB) is "the study of individuals and groups in an organization. Developers of this principle have substantiated it using a variety of methods such as Field studies, Laboratory studies, Meta analyses, Survey studies, and Case studies. Extended in the formulation of organizational behavior are other academic disciplines-psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology and political science. However, why should an organization, group, or individual make any effort understanding this study....   [tags: Organizational Culture] 1567 words
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Organizational Trends - Organizational Trends Organizational Trends According to Organizational Behavior (OB, 2005), decision making is defined as the process of choosing a course of action for dealing with a problem or opportunity. There are several steps that occur in the decision making process. First, one must recognize and define the problem or opportunity. Second, one must identify and analyze alternative courses of action and estimate their effects. Third, choose a preferred course of action. Fourth, implement the preferred course of action....   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 1075 words
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Organizational Change - Change Management Introduction A need for growth in any organization to stay a viable entity must occur. Organizational change is inevitable. Just like anything in life, markets and cultures change which require constant attention and preparation. In order to be successful in any market, an organization has to be able transform itself to the needs for the market. CrysTel is no stranger to change. CrysTel is a telecommunication company with over 2500 employees and a gross income of approximately $200 million a year....   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 1536 words
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Organizational Behavior and Its Importance to a Company - Organizational Behavior and Its Importance to a Company What is organizational behavior and why is it important for a company to understand it. There are several crucial reasons why companies should utilize the concepts of organizational behavior, as well as understand the key terms that are associated with organizational behavior. To understand and utilize organizational behavior there are several key terms that must also be understood, for example organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, organizational learning....   [tags: Organizational Behavior Culture Intracorp Essays]
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Organizational Development Competencies - How to Decide OD Consultants Competencies The process of choosing the correct Organizational Development consultant for a particular company can be very stressful and time consuming. Many factors may come into play such as are they detailed, how is the consultant known (good or bad), and how do their specific skills fit your companies needs. All of these are questions a company should ask and research when looking for the proper Organizational Development Consultant. Research has shown several methods on how to get the right fit for your company and I’ve narrowed down eleven of the best ways for a firm to choose their consultant and this is what was found....   [tags: Organizational Strategy Business Decision Analysis] 1968 words
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How Biographical Traits of Individuals Affect Organizational Performance - How Biographical Traits of Individuals Affect Organizational Performance To study the organization behavior, that is to study the people who form the organization. The success of an organization rests on the characteristics of its people. Successful managers can observe the employees’ behavior to understand their individual characteristics, which helps to improve the employees’ performance. Therefore, the performance of employees is directly related to their biographical characteristics and abilities....   [tags: Organizational Behavior Work Performance Essays] 777 words
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Personal Philosophy, Mission and Organizational Ethics - Personal, cultural, and professional values and morals make up the ethics that drive the decision making process for most individuals and businesses in our society. Ethics reflect our conscience, morality and how we apply these concepts in deciding right from wrong (Covey, 1994, p. 66). Ethical awareness is critical for how we conduct our lives and make choices in the workplace; by defining moral values through a religious faith based following, ethical principles can be developed that guide us in identifying and fulfilling our personal goals and social responsibilities, allowing individuals and businesses alike to become more productive members of society....   [tags: organizational ethics, hinduism, christianity]
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Drivers of Organizational Change and the Keys to Successful Organizational Change - Organizations are dynamic entities. They consist of tangible resources (people, methods, equipment, information, finance and materials) and intangible resources (brands, trademarks, patents, reputation, motivation, goodwill, copyright, copy-left and other forms of intellectual property). Businesses do not exist in a vacuum. They affect and are affected by their environment (micro, macro, physical and intellectual). The four cases presented in the next section covers three broad industrial sectors – public sector, non-profit and private tertiary education provider....   [tags: contribution, public sector, organization]
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Motivation, Organizational Behavior and Performance - Motivation is an important concept which is critical for understanding of and improvement in organizational behaviour and performance. It is therefore important for the managers to understand motivation. It is an important tool which they can use to get more out of their employees and increase organizational performance. Motivation can be defined as the factors, both internal as well as external which arouse in individuals the desire and commitment for a job (Mele, 2005, p. 15). Organizational performance on the other hand refers to the degree to which the organizational objectives have been achieved....   [tags: organizations, business, motivation,] 525 words
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Organizational Approaches to Job Design - The idea of job arrangement is nothing new. It has roots to the horizontal the origination of the unskilled era when Babbage wrote on simulated, sequent, and rationalized jobs. Perhaps the best-known intellect on job program is Frederick President, who wrote The Principles of Technological Direction. He proposed analyzing and breaking jobs into simplified tasks through move studies. Job system defines and delineates the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of a job. This collection of data becomes the basis for the developed into corresponding job descriptions....   [tags: Job Arrangements, Organizations]
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Organizational Structure and Culture - When it comes to good management, it is hard to stress enough how important it is to start with the basics of understanding the very design, structure, and culture that are appropriate in fulfilling the goals of that organization. Experts say that organizational structure and culture should work in tandem - as a team within the organization. It is important for organizations to “understand the difference between the two aspects because they can have a major influence on the firm’s success or failure.” John (2013)....   [tags: Management, Organization]
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Organizational Structure: Brief Overview - Which of the organizational structures does your organization operate under. The term organizational structure is defined as: how job tasks are formally divided, grouped, and coordinated. There are six key elements concerning an organization’s structure: work specialization, departmentalization, chain of command, span of control, centralization and decentralization, and formalization (p. 231). My organization resembles a bureaucracy. A bureaucracy is characterized by highly routine operating tasks achieved through specialization, strictly formalized rules and regulations, tasks grouped into functional departments, centralized authority, narrow spans of control and decision making that follow...   [tags: Workplace, Organization]
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Individuals in Organizational Behavior - Introduction Individuals are the most important asset to any business. When conducting business however, it is important to have an organization system. When creating this system, a manager has to keep in mind the different attributes that an individual can bring. A manager has to be able to consider the values, attitude, ethics, and cultural differences when creating an organization system for a business. Awareness of these organizational behavior factors can impact overall performance of a business or firm and are crucial for any manager to understand....   [tags: business, organization]
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Impact of Organizational Restructuring on Organizational Performance - LITERATURE REVIEW When the organizational restructuring is done properly it will lead your organization to give maximum organizational performance. In a research article of William McKinley and Andreas Georg they explored two consequences of organizational restructuring that are usually unforeseen by managers and they are, at organizational restructuring level of producing cognitive order for top executives, while at the environmental level the consequence of environmental instability. Both feed back to promote further organizational restructuring, making restructuring a self-interest sphere....   [tags: Business Management]
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What is Organizational Change? - Organizational change is entwined in an organization’s culture in order to maintain a competitive advantage. Organizations have to continually adapt to stay abreast of societal demands and changes and meet the needs of its customers. Educationally, schools must continually evolve to meet the growing demands and needs of its students. Lichtenstein (2000) noted that the need for change induces a high level of stress. However, stress and discomfort can be a catalyst for organizational change. In education, the stress can come from a number of accountability measures....   [tags: Organization, Culture, Competitive Advantage]
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Impact of Organizational Restructuring on Organizational Performance - According to Jim Sirbasku the Organizational restructuring strategies help you get the most from people by developing a plan for corporate restructuring, layoffs and mergers. For organizations to develop, they often must experience significant changes in their overall strategies, practices and operational procedures. As companies evolve so must their employees to align with their organization. Organizations are active systems and they cannot work if any of their systems will not work efficiently and smoothly....   [tags: Business Management]
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Impact of Organizational Restructuring on Organizational Performance - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURING AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE Change is the general idea of every active organization. Change occurs in almost all organizations which means at every level of the organization. The focus of our project would be on structural change in particular. We will be focusing on changes in the authority patterns, allocation of rewards, access to information, technology, and the likes. It will give us a clear and broad view of the organization. I will be doing the comparison on the conditions of Bank Alfalah before and after restructuring....   [tags: Business Management ] 1319 words
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Organizational Climate vs. Organizational Culture - Compare and contrast organizational (command) climate with organizational culture. Leaders have influence the organizational climate and can change the command culture. However to accomplish that they have to first understand the existing organizational culture within which they are operating. Culture is the behavior characteristic of a particular group. In an organizational setting, leaders have to be mindful of this cultural factors in the context that is sensitive to the different backgrounds of team members to best leverage their talent....   [tags: Business Management ] 1559 words
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Organizational Structure - Introduction: This case work will be talking about the Organization’s structure and it significant effects on it members. I will examine the Behavioral of different designs and determine which of the different Organizations the best is and what the effect on the members of the Organization is 1. What might those effects be. I have included several examples of Organizational consequences and effect that could damage the employees motivation to continue working as a strong worker and a motivated employee, some of this characteristic can damage the reputation not only of the company or Organization but of all members working for the company or Organization, we must continue to be fair in are wo...   [tags: Behavior, Designs, Organization]
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What Do Organizational Leaders Do? - ... In order to work in a certain department, the employees need to be qualified for the position they are applying for. Someone who has a background in the military and was deployed would be a better fit for an open position on a government contract rather than an open position in the accounting department. The culture of the company I work for can be considered high involvement. “High involvement cultures are those that foster a high sense of psychological ownership and voluntary commitment to the firm’s goals....   [tags: companies, organizations, businesses] 1797 words
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Concept of Organizational Learning: Knowledge Transfer - The author topic is related to a multiple of aspect of social science and as mentioned earlier touches cultural dimensions under the Hofstede theory (Hofstede, 1980), the concept of organizational learning more specifically knowledge transfer, and finally the dichotomy in values between the millennials generation and their predecessors in Southern China. In researching related article about the cultural dimensions it is possible to find an appropriate selection that is correlated to the question for this study, the concept of millennials values diversity is much less covered and only a few scholars have explored this subject....   [tags: group, organization, generation, china] 1129 words
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Introduction To Organiational Behavior - Organizational Behavior can be impacted by many things. For instance a variety of individuals coming together can bring different types to talents to organizational behavior. All of these talents brought together give a group the ability to accomplish many things. However, in order to accomplish their goals the group has to understand each other as well as be willing to listen to different points of view. Communication in this process can either negatively impact the group or positively impact the group....   [tags: Organization Management Communication] 733 words
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Communication in Organizations - List and describe the four (4) types of organizational communications. Make sure you discuss each one thoroughly. When dealing with communication in an organization it is important to choose a type that best fits the overall benefit of the organization. The four types of organizational communications that the book discusses is Downward Communication, Upward Communication, Horizontal Communication and the best-known system for transmitting communication is the Grapevine. The first type of organizational communication that the book outlines is Downward Communication....   [tags: Organizational Communications]
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Development of the Scales of Organizational Effectiveness - Researchers have observed that measuring and evaluation of the organizational effectiveness is an ongoing process. (Steers, 1976) Moreover the measurement factors vary from organization to organization, sector to sector and may involve various functions and areas of an organization. (Zammuto, 1984). Researches have also stated that when conducting a study on organizational effectiveness it is important to specify if the variables selected would predict or indicate effectiveness. (Cameron, 1986) However as the Miles' Ecology Model (Miles 1980) allows the definition of organizational effectiveness to be reflected by the "user"-values and not by the "expert"-values....   [tags: business, management]
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The Impact of Organizational Structure and Culture - ... However, the effects can be damaging if power and authority are highly centralized. By having a centralized organization means not allowing your employees to have control over decision-making. This type of culture that this structure will bring is the lack of accountability from its employees. The environment will be stressful and it can bring hostility from its employees because they will not feel vested in the company or their jobs. The Interaction of Organizational Structure and Culture Having a more decentralized organizational structure and culture will help bring more innovated employees....   [tags: motivate, retain, employees]
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts - Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts      The behavior of employees within any organization is paramount to the success or failure of that organization. The study of organizational behavior is a science with its own vocabulary and terminology. This essay will describe some of the more common key concepts and terminology and relate those to the modern United States Navy.      “An organization is, simply, a body of people organized for some specific purpose” (communication, 2005). Organizational behavior is taking a look at the way humans behave within a company (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2005, p....   [tags: Organization Teminology Essays]
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Organizational Communicaton Skills in the Workplace - ... In this paper, the author will focus on four organizational communication skills in workforce. First, active listening: “Active listening refers to listening to understand another person’s point of view without evaluating or judging the other person or his or her views.” (Pearson) The author thinks active listening is quite important for both managers and employees. The ability to listen to others in ways that make them feel heard and understood is a critical managerial skill. The more people listen to others, the more likely people are to hear what they need to do their jobs, avoid mistakes and build stronger relationships....   [tags: language, literature, point of view] 2233 words
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Applying Princoples of Organizational Psychology - Introduction Today, the impact of organizations lives from a formal perspective and takes on a total affect on how humans act. The behavior can stem from what is eaten, and the settings that individuals’ chose to take for granted in an organization. The notification of organizational behavior comes after observing either good or bad results to show that individuals’ do take aspects of lives for granted. . Scientist use the technology of methodology from a scientific perspective to help individuals’ better understand how organizational settings work (Jex & Britt, 2008)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Organizational Change and Healthcare Management - For several decades health care has been tied to the economy and with the current downturn we see continued efforts to control and reduce over-head costs. Health care organizations in their effort to become more efficient and address changes in the industry have altered their strategic business plans. Lee & Alexander (1999) researched organizational change in hospitals and their survival, in this paper I hope to discuss their findings and add other examples to validate their conclusions. Core and Peripheral Changes with Regard to Hospital Re-organization Found in the organizational structure and studied in hospital re-organization is the core and periphery both are varied systems that relat...   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Taking a Look at Organizational Change - ... But even organizations acknowledge the need for change, 70% of the changes do not achieve their intended results (Balogun and Hope Hailey, 2004). Due to the wide range of disciplines and theoretical perspectives, the literature has been known to be complex and have many contradictory and confusing theories plus research findings (Todnem, 2005, Fernandez & Rainey, 2006). One of the most important perspectives are the ‘planned approaches’ to change by Lewin (1952, in Elrod II and Tippett, 2002) that say change involves a three stage process....   [tags: evolving business environment] 1193 words
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Organizational Culture and Sick Leave - ... It has been said that job satisfaction is important for both the employee and organisation in relation to productivity and absenteeism (Davar & Bala,2012)). In this business world this has made a substantial impact: a satisfied employee will be more productive in relation the their job (Ouedraogo & Leclerc,2013). However , this does have limitations, as not all theories on this topic are on agreement but the vast majority tend to lean towards them being linked. It has been said ,“Occupational stress, job satisfaction and job performance are reported to be interrelated”( NABIRYE, BROWN, PRYOR, & MAPLES, 2011).It is clear within the organisational culture that stress is a factor of influen...   [tags: workplace policies] 1550 words
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Determining an Organization’s Configuration: Mintzberg Organizations - A society of organizations is one in which organizations enter our lives as influential forces in a great many ways — in how we work, what we eat, how we get educated and cured of our illnesses, how we get entertained, and how our ideas are shaped’ (Henry Mintzberg 1989) Organizational structure is one of the three key organizational assets that could contribute to the effectiveness of operations of any organization (Zheng, Yan and Mclean 2009) It is joined together by different flows of information, decision processes, hierarchy of authority, specialization and working materials....   [tags: structure, organizational charts]
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Organizational Behavior Terminology And Concepts - Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts There are many important factors that are involved and contribute to organizations' survival and success. Organizational behavior, culture, diversity, communication, business ethics and change management are some of the key concepts which are essential as I list and explain below with some examples from past experiences. Organizational Behavior Studying the psychological and sociological behaviors of single and groups of individuals in organizations is a continuous learning process that is constantly changing due to internal and external influences with relationships, ethics, culture and beliefs....   [tags: Business Organization Management Administration] 1020 words
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Corporate Culture and Organizational Behaviour - TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………..Page 1 1.1 Background of the Study…………….…………………………Page 1 1.2 Purpose of the Study…………………………………………….Page 2 1.3 Scope of the Study…………………………………….………....Page 2 2.0 THE CONCEPT OF CORPORATE CULTURE……………….…...Page 3 3.0 ASPECTS OF CORPORATE CULTURE…………………………..….Page 5 3.1 Shared Assumptions……………………………………………...Page 5 3.2 Shared Values………………………………………………………..Page 5 3.3 Shared Socialization……………………………………………….Page 5 3.4 Shared Symbols and Language……………………………….Page 6 4.0 TYPES OF CORPORATE CULTURE………………………………………...Page 7 5.0 FACTORS AFFECTING CORPORATE CULTURE…………………...….Page 10 5.1 Organizational Climate…………………………………………...Page 10 5.2 Orga...   [tags: Corporate Culture Essays]
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Resistance to Organizational Change in Business - By any objective measure, the amount of important, frequently distressing, change in organizations has grown enormously over the last two decades (Kotter, 1996). Jeffrey M. Hiatt, CEO of Prosci Inc., (as cited by Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly & Konopaske, 2009, p. 481) explained, “thirty years ago, a fortune 100 probably had one or two enterprise wide change initiatives going on; today that number is probably between 20 and 25.” The speed of global, economic, and technological development makes change an inevitable element of organizational life....   [tags: Business Development, Business Transformation]
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The Organizational Chart of the Financial Department - 1) Explain the organization chart of finance function in a typical organization. What is the key function of each role/position. Explain the difference between the treasury and controller function. The organization chart of a finance department is determined by each company, it’s not depending on whether it is a minor, middle or huge sized organization. The organizational chart consists of a chief financial officer (CFO), a vice president, one or more accountants and a budget analyst. The CFO is the head of the finance department....   [tags: budget, management, investment] 1040 words
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ING -- An Organizational Dilemma - Introduction In 1854, 39 year old Daniel McCallum became the general superintendent of Erie Railroad, at that time one of the world’s largest railroad companies. Within months after taking over, McCallum noticed inefficiencies within the operating costs of the business (Makamson, 2000). As such, McCallum designed and laid out the first principles of organizational structure. The purpose of his organizational design was to enable a large business to operate as efficiently as a small one....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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The Truth of Organizational Justice - The field of organizational behavior has become more dynamic from last two or three decades as the world economy is uplifted like skyrocketing. It has caught the attention of many International organizations to meet the challenges to understand motivating employees of different cultures, whether they are intending to go for investment in other country, or consider hiring skilled employees from other countries. Organization can get maximum output from employees, if there is a culture where every one thinks that he is getting rewards as per expectations and management gives priority to their voices....   [tags: Sociology]
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Challenge to Implement Organizational Change - Introduction Organizational change is one of the most difficult strategies to implement. Organizational change is in view to organization broad change, as opposed to smaller changes such as adding a new person or adapting a new program. An example of organizational change might include a change in operation, restructuring operations, teams, layoffs, new technologies, collaborations, rightsizing, or even new programs Some specialists submit to organizational alterations. Frequently this phrase authorizes an essential and thorough reorientation in the way the organization operates....   [tags: business, management]
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Taking a Look at Organizational Culture - ... All three viewpoints should be considered to comprehend the extent of how elements of an organization interact. Organizations are focused around the view that agreement is possible, to a degree, and promotes cohesion of culture within an organization regardless of the difficulties external outcomes may present (Watkins, 2013). Certain organizations show that a definitive culture has incorporated the functionalist perspective, giving acceptance to public opinion in improving work performance....   [tags: collective programming] 1372 words
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Taking a Look at Organizational Culture - ... These dimensions are: Power distance, Uncertainty avoidance, Individualism against Collectivism, Masculinity against Femininity, Indulgence against Restraint and Long Term against Short Term Orientation. The three primary fundamental dimensions, according to Hofstede, will be discussed thoroughly to assist the validation of this concept. Power Distance is the degree to which the less powerful members of the organisations accept and except that authority is distributed unevenly (Hofstede 2011, p.9)....   [tags: Geert Hofstede's theory] 754 words
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