Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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- Technology Imperative
- Relationship between Technology complexity, Uncertainty and Routine-ness
- Task interdependence ant Mechanism of Coordination
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
- Task variability
- Task analyzability
- Routine - The job of a clerk generally has low variation on the kind of activity that (s)he performs and almost always has a known method of solving the problem at hand
- Craft - The job could be that of a construction worker. The number of exceptions to the standard procedures could be minimal, but when such exceptions occur there is almost always a new case at hand to handle which a new method needs to be involved
- Engineering - Consider the case of aerospace engineering, every challenge at hand would different exceptions to face and handle every time each requiring a special method to solve. There is a high task variability and high task analyzability in such a scenario
- Non-routine - A case could be in an RnD lab, when high task variability could be found but there are standard ways to handle the exceptions that come in the means of achieving the objective
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
- standardization of inputs and outputs
- standardization of transformation process
Monday, November 21, 2011
- Unit or Small Batch
- Large Batch or Mass production
- Continuous Processing
- The study mainly focused on small and medium sized organizations - the relation discovered between structure and performance is less significant when the organizations are larger and more complex
- Non-manufacturing firms were not part of the study
Thursday, November 17, 2011
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Over the last nearly 35 blogs, we have looked at organization from a theoretical context.
The study of organization theory summarizes the patter of growth of organizations through their lifespan. We have covered initially the phase of looking at organization processes like - centralization etc and its implication on the organization. We then moved on to discuss about the relation between environment and organization.
Before we proceed, we would love to inform our future plans. Our steady success over the last 9 months of operations have given us the confidence to move to the next leap - A newsletter.
We would love to listen to our readers what they would love to see in the newsletter. This is the starting point for us to enhancing our ambit of offerings and making it more relevant to the readers of this blog.
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|Sectors in General Organizational Environment|
- Social Sector- This involve the class structure, demographics, mobility patterns life styles, and traditional social institutions like educational system, religious practices etc.
- Cultural Sector- This includes the issues of history, traditions, expectations for behavior, and the values of the society or the society in which the organization operates.
- Legal Sector- This include the constitution and laws of the nations in which the organization conducts his business, as well as legal practices in each of these domains.
- Political Sector- This describes the distribution and concentration of power and the nature of the political systems in those areas of the world in which the organization operates.
- Economic Sector - This includes numerous markets like the labor, financial, market for goods and services. This tends to have a very powerful influence on conditions in the other sectors that we discuss here
- Technology Sector - This provides the knowledge and information in the form of scientific developments that the organization can acquire and use to produce output (goods and services).
- Physical Sector - This covers the nature and natural resources of a nation.