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Phase III DB - Culture and Structure

Task Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 2-3 paragraphs

Meet with other department members, using the Discussion Board. Talk about the differences in organizational structures and how they can impact a company's bottom line. Use examples from your own previous work experience.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least two other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

Each comment must be at least 100 words in length. Use the 2X2 matrix to comment (i.e., two things you liked about the posting, and two things the student could have included to improve the posting including errors or excluding erroneous information.

Specifically, you need to consider:

All work submitted should always be written per APA expectations (paragraph/sentence structure, double spacing, proper grammar, title, abstract and reference pages, in text citations, appropriate introduction and conclusion paragraphs, spell out acronyms the first time it appears in your writing, write out numbers ten and below, etc.), and please

The task evolves around a meeting with other department members in the Discussion Board. You need to meet with them, stating your response to the following. Be sure to make comments on at least two other students and their work.

Meet with other department members, using the Discussion Board.

Talk about the differences in organizational structures and how they can impact a company's bottom line.

Use examples from your own previous work experience.

Since the deliverable length is 2 - 3 paragraphs, you will need to use MS Word to complete this assignment.

Be sure to use at least two resources for EVERY assignment and properly cite your work.

Always check your grammar/spelling before submitting your work.

Respond to at least two other student's submittals with some meaningful input, a minimum of 100 words.

The minimum length is set by the university and IS the minimum length. I count off for less than the minimum length, but not if you go over the minimum length.

Organizations have distinct structures and cultures that influence their direction and reactions to change. Your director is thinking about proposing a new process for sales that represents a fairly large shift in the way things are currently done. The director would like to meet with you to discuss any possible resistance to the change that may originate from your organization's culture and structure. Prepare a general discussion document you will use to inform your director of the types of resistance to change that can come from different structures and cultures. Select one type of resistance to change that can come from organizational structure or culture and offer some suggestions on how to decrease the resistance.

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An organization is a group of persons organized for a particular purpose. In today's society, an organization is broken down into teams. A team is a group of people working together for a common goal. Therefore, an organization is a business structure, constituted of a group of people who are working together to achieve a common business goal.

The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the complexity of the organizational structure, by highlighting its elements. The objective of this essay is to link the function of each one of the elements to functions of other elements, and ultimately the common goal.

To begin, every organization is based on the hierarchical model that categorizes people according to their ability or status. This type of categorization is very important, as it encourages employees to form teams and work together. When the team work is done, the completed task would be passed up the hierarchical latter, to ensure its credibility and implementation. Looking at the organization through this hierarchical model, organization can be seen as a triangle with 8 different parts; the bottom part being the largest, while the top part being the smallest. This size does not represent the size of an element, but the number of teams that fall into that element.

The most important element of an organization is the top element, also known as the President. The president acts as the brain of the organization, providing the necessary leadership in enacting the best possible business administration. The president manages all business functions, and ensures overall organizational success. The President has a winning mindset, investing in research and development that leads to larger profit, speed and simplicity. The president is "creating tomorrow" together with the rest of the organization, while partnering with other organizations to harden the already strong business ties.

The second element down the hierarchical latter is the Vice-President. This element of an organization has a duty to fill in the President's shoes whenever needed. Moreover, Vice-President is a leader to Senior Directors, Directors and the Associate Directors. Vice - President is a mentor to these 3 elements and ensures proper support, coaching and resource allocation (both capital resource and human resource) for each function preformed under these 3 elements. The Vice-President aligns the practices of its subordinates to the business goal, directly reporting to the President.

Furthermore, Senior Director is an element who manages a team of Directors and Associate Directors. Senior Director reports directly to the Vice-President. The function of the Senior Director is also to provide adequate support, coaching and resource for the designated functions, but unlike the Vice-President, Senior Director does this on a smaller scale. Senior Director oversees the proper business administration within his/her department.

Managers are another important element, down the hierarchical latter. Mangers manage the non-managerial employees who are the physical force of the organization. This is the ...

Solution Summary

The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the complexity of the organizational structure, by highlighting its elements. The objective of this essay is to link the function of each one of the elements to functions of other elements, and ultimately the common goal.

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