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Management Philosophy & Organizational Cooperation

I need assistance. Submit an analysis of the articles from the Management Philosophy Table assignment (attached).

Include the following:

Briefly summarize each articleâ??s contribution to your topic. Even though the articles belong to the same theory, the authors may have different opinions.

Include the main theorist on whom the authors based their writings and in what management school of thought the research exists.

What influences of the main theorist are found in the articles?

Using your table as a guide, compare and contrast the articles, highlighting similarities and differences.

Synthesize the articles into a single observation regarding your topic.

Drawing on this weeks lecture and your readings discuss in detail some forms of interorganizaitonal cooperation? What are their advantages and disadvantages if any?

Why does interorganizational cooperation have an increasingly important leadership focus? What are some examples of successful interorganizational cooperation? Discuss

What do you believe are the major differences between intraorganizational and interorganizational cooperation? Discuss.


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Dear Student,
Hello and thank you for using Brainmass. This solution should get you started. I am not quite sure about which articles for summary you are supposed to work on but judging from your post, I am assuming they are the information presented on the Philosophy Table which means that the summary presented is according to and about the work of each philosopher and the articles are the weblinks I have listed previously. Since you did not indicate the topic and since an additional 3 questions in relation to organizational cooperation is discussed, I am assuming that the topic is management philosophy in relation to leadership and inter/intra organizational cooperation. Either way, the solution below provides answers to the Philosophy and the organizational discussion parts of your problem and should help. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know via the feedback section. Good luck!

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Part 1: Management Philosophy

Mike De Grosky's Personal Management Philosophy

De Grosky is a specialist consultant in the human and organizational aspects of the fire service. In this particular article, he lays out his own philosophy and views in relation to management from his experience as an expert in fire service human organization and management. De Grosky believes that organizations like the fire service which works under a bureaucracy should have managers and leaders that have developed their own personal management philosophy and he believes that it should 'embody your personal approach to the tasks and activities associated with directing an organization or organizational unit' and that professionals should see a personal management philosophy as their own work doctrine, to influence how they should handle or react to a situation or challenges besetting their professional lives. The article then goes on to present De Grosky's own management philosophy depending upon his own identified key elements: Organizational effectiveness, Organizations functioning at their best, Building commitment, Combining competent management with effective leadership, & Managers and supervisors with the appropriate mix of skills. He goes on to explain these key elements one by one and how they function in his philosophy. Basically, these key elements are his 'check-list' - he looks at an organization based on these elements and see the state of the organization, if they pass, excel or fail at each of them. Problematic results would mean an organization under threat which for De Grosky reflects poor management and leadership and requires an organizational overhaul to address the problems at hand.

Edward De Bono & Robert Heller: Reinterpretation of Pareto's Law

De Bono is a lateral thinker and proposes the application of lateral thinking in management. Heller on the other hand is a British management expert having written varied publications on the nature of, function and philosophy of management from his experience as editor and writer for various British business and finance publications. In this particular article, they concentrate on explaining the virtue of Pareto's law, explaining, "the stipulation of Pareto's Law, which tells managers to concentrate on the significant few rather than the insignificant many. The virtue of devoting most of your efforts to the 20% of the customers who account for 80% of sales, or the 20% of components which create 80% of costs, is that the concentration simplifies as well as strengthens. "In other words, they propose streamlining operations and simplifying functions to enhance performance. Invoking elements of TQM (Total Quality Management), they propose that by "taking out any superfluous processes or stages has the same impact as cutting down the attention paid to superfluous products. Costs come down, and margins go up." They then tackle the notions of ineffective managers as defined by recent Harvard research and identified the attitude and characteristics that they exhibit while side by side presenting the picture of an ideal manager and leader who practices elements of Pareto's Law in his management philosophy coupled with a hands on approach to leadership and management to inspire. Essentially, the integration of their management philosophy is as follows - 'A simpler system equates to focused managers who can maintain energy levels due to the simple fact that they are not all over the place with too many concerns in their minds. By simplifying, excess baggage does not convolute the goal of achieving a desired outcome.' De Bono & Heller then propose that management comes down to 3 essential elements in relation to ...

Solution Summary

The solution has 2 parts both presented as essays. Part 1 provides a review of key theorists and their theories in management philosophy (1,565 words) reviewing Mike De Grosky's Personal Management Philosophy,Edward De Bono & Robert Heller's Reinterpretation of Pareto's Law, Nihon HR Kyōkai's Improvement Engine and David Kern's Management Overview. Part 2 is a 1,087-word essay that discusses inter and intra-organizational cooperation issues and concepts (i.e. leadership, forms of cooperation, etc.). References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing. The essay follows the APA format.