Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 1 - Introduction - MSCI 311 Organizational Design...

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SCI 311 MSCI 311 Organizational Design and echnology Technology Rob Duimering Department of Management Sciences
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Introduction 1. Introduction 2. Defining organizations 3. Characteristics of an organizational theory 4. Examples of organizational theories
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Introduction 1. Introduction ) Importance of organizations a) Importance of organizations b) Organization theory – Organization structures, processes, effects of environment, chnology etc technology, etc. – MSCI 211 - Organizational Behaviour c) Organization design
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Defining organizations 2. ) Categorical approach a) Categorical approach b) Organizations as goal-directed social systems – Open systems: interact with their environment (vs. p y ( closed systems) • Transformation of inputs to outputs Inputs Æ Transformation processes Æ Outputs
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– Social (human) systems • People in organizations are part of a system and their
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