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    Analysis of Lockheed Martin using the Burke-Litwin Causal model

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    Burke, W.W. & Litwin, G.H. (1992) A causal model of organizational performance and change. Journal of Management, 18(3), 523-545.

    Identify key transformation or throughput processes and the relationships between them within Lockheead Martin using the Burke-Litwin Causal Model as a basis for analysis.
    Limit your analysis to those transactional variables of the model.
    Those variables are:
    ? Structure (Burke-Litwin describes structure as the arrangement of the functions, people responsibilities, authorities, communication and interactions in a way that supports the organization's mission, goals and strategy. Identify the structure of your organization, and comment on how well it fits - or not - with the strategy of your organization. Be sure to specify the structure by type: matrix, team based, functional or product departmentation, organic/mechanistic, etc..)
    ? Tasks and Skills (Unique or core competencies)
    ? Management practices (e.g. participative or centralized decision making)
    ? Systems and Policies (information systems, financial, marketing, production, human resources, etc.)
    ? Work unit climate
    ? Motivation
    ? Individual needs and goals

    Identify each of the throughput variables in your organization and
    Explain how they are interrelated. Focus on whether they fit together or work toward opposite ends. For example, Does the Human Resource System staff the organization with workers who have the right skills for the requirements of the production system? Does the compensation system quash motivation, or the climate support individual needs and goals? Does the structure fit management practices?
    What synergies/problems does this cause?

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    Solution Summary

    This in-depth solution identifies throughput variables, explains how they are interrelated and concepts like compensation system, motivation, synergies and individual's needs and goals.