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Unformatted text preview: 1 www.infotech.monash.edu.au FIT1003 IT in Organisations Week 1 Part 2: Introduction to Organisations www.infotech.monash.edu.au 2 Objectives for this session • Define and describe the concept of an organisation; • Use the characteristics of organisations to describe and undertake the simple analysis of organisations; • Understand what IT professionals need to know about organisations and why; • Understand what is meant by organisational goals and objectives, and describe how they might be represented; • Understand what is meant by organisational functions, and provide examples of the information technologies that enable these functions; • Recognise examples of, and understand the characteristics of some basic organisational structures: the functional, divisional and matrix structures; • Appreciate different ways that organisations structure and manage their IT function. www.infotech.monash.edu.au 3 Where we are in the unit … Organisations IT, IS Information Organisations using IT and IS Risks and liabilities of IT and IS Week 1: Introduction to Organisations Communication in organisations The IT Profession 2 www.infotech.monash.edu.au 4 This week’s case – Monash University • Established in 1961 • 58,000 students, 6,500 staff, 10 faculties, 8 campuses – 5 Melbourne metro – One regional – Gippsland – Two international – South Africa and Malaysia • Research, teaching, community service www.infotech.monash.edu.au 5 Organisations – Classical Approach • The organisation behaves as a single unit – regardless of size, diversity • The organisation has a clearly identifiable purpose or goal • The people who work in or belong to the organisation share that goal – work co-operatively to achieve it www.infotech.monash.edu.au 6 Organisations – Classical Approach • Employees or members place the interests of the organisation ahead of their own individual interests • The organisational structure and activities are determined by scientific or rational means 2 www.infotech.monash.edu.au 4 This week’s case – Monash University • Established in 1961 • 58,000 students, 6,500 staff, 10 faculties, 8 campuses – 5 Melbourne metro – One regional – Gippsland – Two international – South Africa and Malaysia • Research, teaching, community service www.infotech.monash.edu.au 5 Organisations – Classical Approach • The organisation behaves as a single unit – regardless of size, diversity...
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