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1Discussion Board Forum 2Brandon L. YoungSchool of Business, Liberty UniversityBUSI 735: Understanding the OrganizationDr. Michael ColemanNovember 19, 2020
2Discussion Board Forum 2In order for an organization to be efficient and effective it will need to have a level oftechnical structures and social boundaries. Technology can refer to the machine, instruments,equipment and instruments that companies and organizations us the perform certain tasks(Ahmad, 2014).For an organization to have a viable and robust structure, it must account for thealignment of technical-related operations and social boundaries. For this, it is essential tounderstand the definition of technology structures and social boundaries. A technical system hasreference to a collaborative framework that combines machine and methods for desired outcomes(Scott & Davis, 2007). Organizations, particularly large ones, rely on technology to help inorganizing their activities and in the attainment of their goals. Information Technology (IT) isone type of technology that has revolutionized organizations. IT has been changing howorganizations receive, store, and process information and organize their activities andprocesses. Technology influences organizational structures, communication within anorganization, and interaction between different participants within an organization (Ahmad,2014). This drives the significant importance and how critical technology is to anorganization. Technology has to be thoroughly considered and evaluated to determine thebest ways to use the same to organize firms and achieve desired goals. The use of technologywithin organizations and its interaction with social boundaries has given rise to technical andsocial terminologies that are used by today’s organizations.How Do These Apply to The Three Perspectives– Natural, Rational, and OpenThe study of technology and its roles within organizations has given rise to severalconcepts. The term environment is used is in the framework of technology in organizations torefer to the environmental aspects of the organizational context (Scott & Davis, 2007).
3Environments can be in a variety of traits that include political, technological, andinstitutional environments. Organizations serve a variety of purposes and have a relationshipto the motivation of the participants that created them. The technological environment iscritical to organizations that rely on technology to gain a competitive advantage againstcompeting organizations. For such organizations, it is critical to keep up with technologicalchanges that could help enhance their operations. The effective use of the right technologycan lead to more competitive advantage in the marketplace and ability to achieve overallorganizational goals(Scott & Davis, 2007).