seb323 week 5b - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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1 SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations Week 5b Lecture 2 nd Semester 2007 School of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Waurn Ponds Campus Module 2: Managing People in Organisations Topic 2: Designing and Maintaining Organisational Structure
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2 Organisations and Organising > The Organisation ± A collection of interdependent functions working together to achieve common goals ± These functions are performed through the use of resources that may include • Human resources • Financial Resources • Natural Resources • Intellectual Resources > Organising as a Management Function ± Establishing the structure of relationships within the human resources • the members of the organisation ± To enable the human resources to achieve the organisation’s goals and objectives • Formally defined relationships for resource coordination and motivation Organisations from a Systems Theory Perspective The Organisational Environment > Management seeks to have the organisation structured so that it can cope with: ± Rates of change in the external environment ± Magnitude of change in the external environment ± Uncertainty (volatility) about change in the external environment > The more volatile and significant that change in the external environment does or can impact the organisation the more flexible and responsive the organisation needs to be The Organisation
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3 > The management process of making specific organising choices to produce a desired organisational structure Organisational Design Organisational Environment Strategy Technology Human Resources Organisational Design Factors that affect the design process Designing Organisations > Job Design ± The organisation has specific tasks that must be performed in order to achieve its goals and objectives
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SEB SEB323 taught by Professor Cavenett during the Spring '08 term at A.T. Still University.

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