Organizational Concepts

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Unformatted text preview: Organization Size § Relationship isn’t linear, size affects structure at a decreasing rate o Technology: The way in which an organization transfers its inputs into outputs. § Financial, human, and physical resources into products and services § Differentiated by Degree of Routineness (i.e. standardization vs. idiosyncratic activity) o Environment: Institutions or forces outside an organization that potentially affect the organization’s performance. § Complexity: number of environmental factors affecting the organization § Uncertainty: speed and degree to which those factors change 3. Organizational Culture - Organizational Culture - A system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations - Conveys a sense of identity for organization members - Ultimate source of culture: the founders - Culture as Key Values 1. Innovation and risk taking - degree to which employees are encouraged to be innovative and take risks 2. Attention to detail - degree to which...expected to exhibit precision, analysis, and attention to detail 3. Outcome orientation - Focusing on results rather than processes 4. People orientation - Degree to which management decisions take into consideration the effect of outcomes on people within the organization 5. Team orientation - Work activities are organized around teams rather than individuals 6. Aggressiveness - Degree to which they are competitive rather than easygoing 7. Stability - Maintaining status quo in contrast to growth - Appraising an organization on these 7 characteristics gives a composite picture of an organization’s culture and gives an understanding how things are done and the way members are supposed to behave - Identifying Components of Culture Organization...
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