Organizing and Work - Chapter 12

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Chapter 12 ORGANIZING AND WORK
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“Management Talk” “We believe that all people want to be involved in decisions that affect them, care about their jobs and each other, take pride in themselves and in their contributions, and want to share in the success of their efforts.” The Saturn Team, in concert with the UAW and General Motors
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Objectives Recognize the reasons for organizing work Understand how businesses prevent their workers from losing interest in their jobs Explain why managers need to delegate authority and responsibility
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Understanding Management T he Saturn company began in the mid-1980s as the brainchild of a group of 99 General Motors employees. Working conditions at the company’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant are different from the typical assembly line factory. Saturn “team members” have the freedom to improve the production process. Within a few years, Saturn won awards for the quality of its vehicles. Other companies now look to Saturn for new and effective ways to manage workers
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Management Skills How might involving employees in making decisions help factory operations run more smoothly? You are in charge of building your school’s homecoming dance with 20 volunteers. How would you organize them?
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Sec. 12.1: Designing Organizations What ways do you organize your personal lives? What does authority mean to you? What role does authority play in: Parenting Education Levels of government
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What You’ll Learn How organizing helps groups of people achieve results they could not achieve alone Three reasons why businesses organize workforces Nine characteristics of successful organizations How businesses prevent workers from losing interest in highly specialized jobs Why businesses decentralize their operations
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Why is this important? “Without a well-defined organization, no business can be successful”
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What is an Organization ? A group of people working together in a coordinated effort to reach certain goals Efficiency Effectiveness Better Results Manager’s role in organization To ensure that everyone in the organization works together in a coordinated manner
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Why do Businesses Organize Their Workforces? To create clear lines of authority To improve productivity To make it easier for people within a company to communicate with each other To increase profit Provide a sense of stability and belonging when working for an effective organization
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Establishing Lines of Authority Authority : Power based on the rights that come with a position President: Can order troops into battle CEO: To make important decisions Store Managers: To approve returns or offer discounts on damaged merchandise
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course BUS M 201 taught by Professor Mcgregor during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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