Question 1: Using this week’s lesson and resources (or previous weeks) as a start, locate three reputable sources that inform you about the process of organizational design (you can include non-journal sources for this assignment). Discuss an example where optimal (or improved) organization design resulted in greater functional effectiveness and productivity of an organization. (Please see PowerPoint attachment to answer question). Only 250 needed and reference.
#2 Please respond ONLY 100 words
The first step in an organizations design is identification. (Crowston, 1997) There are three areas that need to be considered when reviewing the make-up of an organization.(De Guerre et al, 2013) First the business itself which includes, what are customer demands, market trends, and recent along with expected changes and current areas where the business is doing well and its shortfalls? Next the value of the group needs to be reviewed. This includes the values of the organization, the vision, what type of working environment currently exist and is that consistent with our established values. The third step requires an examination of the current operations. What are the avenues that we use to produce goods and services, and along with that are they the most effective? Additionally the question must be asked if there is a decision made to improve or change the process will it still align with the organizations values. Companies are in a continual search of a competitive advantage and the best way to maintain an advantage is for the full potential of employees to be exploited.(Kohlbacher, Reijers, 2013) If managers constantly engage their best and worst employees alike it will have remarkable positive effects not only on performance but job satisfaction alike. (Buble, et al, 2014) The root objective behind organization design, is to make the business operate in a fluid or smooth fashion. Once the identification process has taken place ideas can begin to be presented, that will test the idea and evaluate the employee’s response to the change or proposed change. If the change produces positive results in the productions of goods and services while maintaining the employee satisfaction, these new changes will become policy.
#2 Please respond ONLY 100 words
In terms of greater functional effectiveness and productivity of an organization, the company google uses the implementation of cultural differences and diversity within its workplace in order to enhance different aspects of productivity. This is effective use of diversity due to the different ways in which employees are able to complete specified tasks in their own ways. There is a lot of unique talents that come from people of different backgrounds and is all valued greatly at the organization. In fact, it is stated that google is one of the first organizations in the world to willingly and up front release its diversity statistics within its organization.
In addition to diversity playing key role for the success of the company, technology attributes, smart creatives, and company culture (Values, empowerment, and expected behavior). Technology is one of the main foundation in which googles acts upon in order to gain success within its organization. Technology from google not only keeps the world together, it also brings that of employees together. Working on innovation technologies is a team process and takes a special type of management team to bring all of the parts together that need one another in order to succeed. These teams of managed personnel include that of cloud computer, computer technology, and even cell phone expertise filled employees.
In the past ten years, google has had to improve organization design by creating its own management. In addition to this, google has encouraged its employees to utilize parts of their work days to create and work on their own interesting side projects in order to spark innovation within the organization. Not only does google encourage this type of productivity, but it also encourages employees to never be afraid of failure due to its usefulness in creating new ideas and problem solving.