Organizational theory 2 - Business 364

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Answered Theme 1 and 2.

3-5 paragraph per theme

 

Read:

Attached

http://faculty.cbpp.uaa.alaska.edu/afgjp/PADM610/History%20of%20organizational%20theory.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXMlmL5ta74

 

 

THEME ONE:  What is meant by the study of organizational theory, what are the schools of organizational theory and their precepts and what can we learn from its history?

 

Read:

https://www2.bc.edu/~jonescq/articles/ulrich_AME_1991.pdf

https://hbr.org/2011/07/adaptability-the-new-competitive-advantage

https://hbr.org/1992/05/the-new-boundaries-of-the-boundaryless-company

https://learn.umuc.edu/content/enforced/124896-001033-01-2162-OL1-6386/StrategicOrgDesign.pdf?_&d2lSessionVal=L4CEcicR38ATJ12009LrO1dk2

 

THEME TWO: The organization can no longer rely on its products and services but must create competitive advantage through its people, its ability to adapt and the design of the organizational structure

 

 

Read:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjyy33KpL6k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FCJjvFwG9Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XGmIir35IE

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/strategy/thinking_strategically

http://www.unitar.org/hiroshima/sites/unitar.org.hiroshima/files/Management%20Glossary%20-%20Musa%20Kamawi.pdf

 

 

THEME THREE: The 21st century manager is a person who can implement the leader’s vision by creating processes, procedure, and short term goals that put forward the vision, purpose, culture, and structure of the organization. The manager does this through the implementation of the four functions of pillars of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

 

 

Read:

http://study.com/academy/lesson/systems-thinking-in-management-definition-theory-model.html

http://www.systemicleadershipinstitute.org/systemic-leadership/theories/basic-principles-of-systems-thinking-as-applied-to-management-and-leadership-2/

http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/12/09/systems-thinking-climate-change-lessons-action

 

 

THEME FOUR: Some organizational theorists suggest that the four pillars do not go far enough to explain how the manager should approach the new 21st century business landscape and that a systems thinking approach is more comprehensive.  Students should compare and contrast the P-O-L-C with systems thinking. 

  • 6 years ago