How Knowledge And Technology Relate To The Organizing Function Of Management At Circuit City
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The organizing function of management deals with activities that result in the formal assignment of tasks and authority and a coordination of effort. Management staffs the work unit, trains employees, secures resources, and empowers the work group into a productive team. Organizing is the managerial function of arranging people and resources to work toward a goal. The purposes of organizing include but are not limited to determining the tasks to be performed in order to achieve objectives, dividing tasks into specific jobs, grouping jobs into departments, specifying reporting and authority relationships, delegating the authority necessary for task accomplishment, and allocating and deploying resources in a coordinated fashion.
These resources are what make an organization function as a single cohesive entity. Physical assets, monetary, human resources, knowledge and technology are prime examples of resources that help build upon the foundation of the organization. Knowledge and technology are two in particular that go more hand in hand during the organization processes of management of a company.
Circuit City is a prime example of an organization where knowledge and technology places a vital role within the functioning of management. Especially within the Information Age of which we are currently in, these resources combined help not only the employees of the company but for the customers who shop from our stores as well. As a Fortune 500 company, and one of the nation's leading providers of consumer electronics, Circuit City strives to offer value to investors, businesses and consumers (Circuit City, 2006).
When the company first opened its doors to the public back in 1949, it wanted to provide the community with...
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...ogy. Sure, it's possible if that e-Learning system was not available to us, employees could have looked it up on the internet and found out but the resource in the store is specifically geared towards employees so that it can be properly learned, explained and used; by the employees and then ultimately by customers.
This explains why the resources of technology and knowledge function together when trying to form that structure to make the organization stronger and to make it a profitable business. Because of the knowledge and technology that has been provided to the employees through the channels of the organizing function of management, Circuit City has proven to provide that back to the community and that is a reason why customers shop from the company.
Circuit City, 6/16/2006