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FMC Green River and FMC Aberdeen Case Study

Which forces in the environment are most difficult for FMC Green River to manage? Why? In what way does the need to manage these forces influence the organization's structure and culture? Use the text, other materials, and your own experience to support your argument. If you use other sources, please include them.

I am looking for ideas and suggestions. Thank you.

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Study Question: Which forces in the environment are most difficult for FMC Green River to manage? Why? In what way does the need to manage these forces influence the organization's structure and culture? Use the text, other materials, and your own experience to support your argument. I am looking for ideas and suggestions. Thank you.

I located an excellent on-line source, uploaded below for easy referencing, but you might want to make reference to your text and course material as well (to be sure it is line with your course material), as suggested in the assignment question. The environmental forces that would be most difficult for FMC Green River to manage:

1. Changes in managerial style -> change training, organizational structure (flatter), production method (e.g. group/team approach, etc.) However, training the managers to participatory principles and other managers to match job requirements with employee skills is going to be important for FMC (e.g., had promoted managers without having the essential training and prerequisite skills), which will eventually affect the organization culture in a positive way, mainly by improving employee morale, motivation, and overall job satisfaction. As well, being trained in group/team work based on participatory style principles will also impact organization structure (initially perhaps by resistance) by improving employee morale, motivation, and overall job satisfaction.

2. Changes in technology --> change training, organizational structure (flatter), production methods (e.g., computers and information systems; communications systems; etc.). This might be difficult initially; getting people on board might be met with initial resistance, for example. However, this is based on the assumption that FMC will make use of virtual teams, etc. (See Lewin's General Phases of Change, p. 3 below). This will clearly flatten the organizational structure and production methods will move from isolated means to more group production methods. Flattened structures eventually (like Aberdeen's experience) impact the organizational culture positively (e.g., high morale, job satisfaction, motivation -> higher ...

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Based on the FMC Aberdeen/Green River Case Study, this solution explains which forces in the environment that might be most difficult for FMC Green River to manage. It also explains the way that FMC needs to manage these forces to influence the organization's structure and culture. Supplemented with a highly informative outline summary of managing organizational change.

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