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On the multicultural diversity or organisations and communities Global Tensions Managers of transnational corporations and national governments have different interests Global Winners & Losers • Winners – Multinationals (globalised organisations), skilled knowledge workers, professions and professional associations • Losers – Unskilled, undereducated, poor • Sustainability – Social, ecological and economic sustainability can be both a winner and loser Resistance to globalisation comes from unlikely bedfellows (ie. some environmental issues resulted in unexpected trade alliances (aligned together to defend their interests. Eg. Greenpeace and farmers – opposite end of the spectrum) WEEK 12 Key Concepts Organisational Design - It is both the (rational) plan/model for an organisation’s structure and way of operating and the process of achieving this (Polices and Structure/hierachy chart) Work Design - It is both the (rational) plan/model for how work is to be completed and the processes of achieving this Downloaded by Monique Mladenovski ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|3608356
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3 Stages of Organisational Design 1. Pre-Contingency 2. Contingency 3. Post-Contingency Factors affecting design of Organisational Structure Technology Strategy Human Resources Organisational Environment Environment Size Contingency Theory/View Several key contingencies shaping organisations All organisations have to deal with a predictable number of contingencies Contingencies will shape the organisations design as it adapts to them - Non ‘best way’ to organise; best ‘fit’ (organic) - Organisation form/design depends on the factors. Mintzberg’s Five Organisational Downloaded by Monique Mladenovski ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|3608356
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