Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 systems view of organizations The...

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Chapter 3 – systems view of organizations The next 4 theories Each of these theories offer us a different and unique perspective on the organization and focuses on different issues within the organization Systems theory defined Systems thinking is about seeing, understanding, and working with the whole. It focuses more on the relationships that link the parts of the whole than on the parts themselves o Ritchie-dunham, 2001 Human body as a system How is a sport team a system? A league? Closed – relatively impervious to the environment Open – relatively open to the influences of the surrounding environment – social, cultural, and economic conditions What does a pro sport team require from its environment? Properties of organizations as open systems o Subsystems o Boundaries o External environment – outside of the boundaries General (or distal) environment – all other things Economic, social, political, legal, technological Task (or proximal) environment – clearly related or influence our system more directly; immediate impact Customer, competition, labor, supplier
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course KIN 316 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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