Session 11 - Org Size Lifecycle Decline Fall 2009

Session 11 - Org Size Lifecycle Decline Fall 2009 - IOE 421...

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Unformatted text preview: IOE 421 Work Organizations IOE 421 Work Organizations Session 11 Organization Size, Lifecycle, and Decline October 14, 2009 IOE 421 Work Organizations Our Agenda Today • Turn in Case Write-up 02 • Debrief of External Environment Conversation • Comments on Team Contracts • Today’s Lecture: • Organization Size • Organization Lifecycle and Characteristics • Bureaucracy Revisited • Organizational Control and Decline • Case for In Class Analysis – Sunflower, Inc. • Assignments and Class Business IOE 421 Work Organizations Debrief of External Environment Conversation Note: New Required Reading on CTools : Session 10 – Thoughts on Hampton Talk IOE 421 Work Organizations Comments on Team Contracts IOE 421 Work Organizations Large vs. Small Organization Characteristics Large Organizations • Economies of scale • Global reach • Vertical hierarchy • Mechanistic • Complex • Stable market • Relative career stability Small Organizations • Responsive & Flexible • Regional reach • Flat structure • Organic • Simple • Niche finding • Entrepreneurs Big Company / Small Company Hybrid • Combines a large corporation’s resources with a small company’s simplicity and flexibility • Large companies can achieve this through separate business units or divisions Small Large IOE 421 Work Organizations Organizational Life Cycle ORGANIZATION STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT 1. Entrepreneurial Stage 2. Collectivity Stage 3. Formalization Stage 4. Elaboration Stage Crisis: Need to deal with too much red tape Crisis: Need for delegation with control Crisis: Need for leadership Creativity Provision of clear direction Addition of internal systems Development of teamwork Crisis: Need for revitalization Decline Continued maturity Streamlining, small-company thinking S I Z E Large Small Adapted from Robert E. Quinn and Kim Cameron, “Organizational Life Cycles and Shifting Criteria of Effectiveness: Some Preliminary Evidence,” Management Science 29 (1983): 33-51; et al IOE 421 Work Organizations Organizational Life Cycle – Stage One ORGANIZATION STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT S I Z E Large Crisis: Need for leadership 1. Entrepreneurial Stage Creativity Small Quinn Competing Values Framework IOE 421 Work Organizations ORGANIZATION STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT 1. Entrepreneurial Stage 2. Collectivity Stage Crisis: Need for delegation with control Crisis: Need for leadership Creativity Provision of clear direction S I Z E Large Small Organizational Life Cycle – Stage Two Quinn Competing Values Framework IOE 421 Work Organizations ORGANIZATION STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT 1. Entrepreneurial Stage 2. Collectivity Stage 3. Formalization Stage Crisis: Need to deal with too much red tape Crisis: Need for delegation with control Crisis: Need for leadership Creativity Provision of clear direction Addition of internal systems S I Z E Large Small Organizational Life Cycle – Stage Three Quinn Competing Values Framework IOE 421 Work Organizations ORGANIZATION STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT...
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