What are the variables of Strategic Choice?
Strategic choice involves selecting the type of organizational structure a company will
adopt. Influential variables include:
Technology you make a choice on the appropriate tech once domain and str
Understand the Perspectives on Organizational Change
Stems from field of biology. Heavily influenced by Darwins theory on the survival of the
The focus here is not on change in a single organization but on a population of like
What is the difference between radical and convergent change?
Radical Change-completely changing the orientation of an organization.
If the NCAA abandoned the principle of amateurism and allowed athletes to be paid, it
would be an example of Radical Chan
Understand power and authority
Power-ability to get someone to do something they wouldnt have done otherwise.
Dictated by the people in the interaction
Doesnt have to involve conflict
Authority-a form of power that is formally sanctioned by the sport or
Understand the types of decision making (sporadic, constricted, fluid)
Sporadic decision made in a manner characterized by disruption and delay. Short periods
of activity are followed by delays, during which information is gathered and the various
Understand the Trait Approach
Basic premise leaders are born not made
Leaders possess certain personal qualities that distinguish them from other members of
Leadership traits as identified by Stogdill
Active & Energetic
What are the stages in the Rational Model of decision making?
Monitor the Decision Environment - manager scans the internal
and external environment to determine deviations from expected norms
Define the Problem - if a manager detects a deviation from th
Understand leadership styles under Path-Goal Model.
Path Goal Theory How leaders behavior influence the satisfaction and efforts of
Four leadership styles prevail
Stages of Structuring of Unstructured Processes
Major decisions are broken down into smaller decisions that collectively contribute to the major
Difference between program
New and Unique
No established guidelines or procedures to direct the way this type of decision
should be handled
No clear alternatives from which to select
Usually made by senior level
managers because they are
dynamic and new