1. Managers using contingency vs classical approach-one best way
Contingency has multiple perspectives, based on org fit with its
Rational approach using scientific methodology
If x then y
2. Modernist Manager and social
Resource Dependence Theory and Population Ecology
Information perspective on uncertainty: rate of change verses complexity
Low and high uncertainty and moderate
Environmental Uncertainty is defined by the complexity in and the rate of change o
Functional grouping: same expertise.
Advantages: promotes economies of scale
Disadvantages: Creates Silo
Works better in small organizations because they have a flat organization.
Divisional Departmention: Product/Customer/Geographic
Basic review of organizational culture and behaviour
1. Team based structure: Learn from each other. Departmental or hierarchical.
2. Empowered employees: freedom, resources and information. Skills to make
decisions and perform effectively.
3. Personal ne
Journal 2: How Quality Improvement Projects Influence
An organizations culture is depicted by what the members value, their assumptions and
even artifacts associated with them. A hospital is rich of organizati
Why more perspectives?
Aware of assumptions and reasoning processes
Help us analyze complicated situations and figure out ways of dealing with them
More tolerant rounded and active in creating and influencing our surroundings.
It also help
Effective Communication and Teamwork: Journal Entry 1
A case study from the Business Department of Management exhibiting team playing
and leadership in an organization as a vital way to enhance effective communication.
Looking at it from one of the classi
Contingency theory can be understood as having contributed to our understanding of an
organizations survival and success being dependent upon:
a) Strategy, size, task, uncertainty and technology
b) Fitting internal structure to external environment deman
History and Pre-history of organizational theory
Modernism: More rational thought
Believed that humans would progress scientifically
The modern organization works through science and mechanization.
Theories of modernism: General system has optimal functio
Midterm Review Questions
1. According to Postmodernist emancipation from linguistically induced
exploitation can only be gained through an awareness of the power of?
2. Benchmarks are a key feature of which theoretical perspective? Normative