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FMC: Organizational Analysis

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Using the Step by Step Analysis format to look at various areas of interest, culminating in the preparation of a formal proposal for the Plant Manager.

I. Introduction and Background: Provide a small introduction to issues, factors, and problems you will analyze and address in your paper from an organization behavioral standpoint.

II. Organizational Behavior Analysis: Analyze the issues for the week (for example week 1 management ability, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational ethics) as they relate to Aberdeen and Green River. Refer to the assignment list for the issues for the week.

III. Alternatives and Recommendations: Propose and analyze alternatives for Green River based on principles of organizational effectiveness. Each recommendation should include some written discussion and a corresponding rationale. It is important that these conclusions flow logically from the previous steps. Please Remember: A set of recommendations must really be meaningful and realistic. The recommendations must be actionable.

IV. Implementation with a Contingency Plan: Present an Implementation Plan: You can provide an implementation plan, which includes a set of actionable initiatives for issues that are prioritized, ranked in order of importance, realistic, and within the collective capabilities of the organization. Also include a Contingency Plan: All organizations are affected by internal or external changes. As a result, it is important to have a contingency plan in case of either unanticipated change or implementation failures.

The topics to analyze for this unit are:
The Management of Ability
Organizational Commitment
Job Satisfaction
Organizational Ethics

As you follow the Step by Step Analysis you will keep in mind the differences that exist between FMC Green River and FMC Aberdeen with regard to management of ability, commitment, satisfaction and ethics. State what the corporate culture and work environment is like at Aberdeen, then at Green River. What is each facility currently doing in each of these areas and is that effective? Based on the corporate culture, identify alternate methods for Green River to consider and how will you implement your recommendations?

Conduct an organizational analysis for Kenneth Dailey, site manager for FMC Corporation's Green River, Wyoming facility. Dailey wants to determine what type of organizational design will be best suited to the Wyoming subsidiary of FMC Corporation. He is particularly interested in the possibilities represented by the FMC Aberdeen model, but is open to all valid recommendations and plans for implementation.

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//Before doing Organizational Analysis of the Company; the knowledge of the background and introduction of the Company is very useful. After having the knowledge of the company's background the concepts of the organizational behavior such as issues, factors and problems can be analyzed very easily. Regarding this, initially, the discussion is including introduction & background of the company under the same heading.//

Introduction & Background

FMC Corporation is one of the world's most popular manufacturing companies based in Chicago. The business operations of the company include the manufacturing of various kinds of machines and equipments, production of chemicals, metal refinery, etc. The company has several subsidiaries in all corners of the world. Two of the most famous subsidiaries of the company are FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River. The organizational behavior of both the subsidiaries is quite different from each other. The organizational behavior of the Green River unit has several problems in its organizational behavior, while the organizational behavior of Aberdeen is quite well. The major problems of the Green River unit are related with management ability, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, organizational ethics, etc. The site manager Kenneth Dailey wants to implement some effective recommendations in the unit to improve its organizational behavior (FMC Corporation, 2008).

//The given background of the FMC Corporation is very helpful for the user to analyze the major issue, factors and problems related to the organizational behavior of the Company. The brief discussion of these three aspects is done as under.//

Major Issues

Both the units of FMC Corporation have several issues in their organizations. In Aberdeen unit, the business operations are worldwide while the Green River unit has limited business operations. In comparison to the Aberdeen, the Green River unit has a large product line. The number of customers in Green River unit is also very large in comparison to the Aberdeen. The productivity of the Aberdeen unit is falling continuously in the recent time. The operating procedure of the Aberdeen unit is also not up to the level. In Aberdeen, the tax regulation and wage rates are also not favorable.

Major Factors

There are various important factors in both the units of the corporation. The company has various business areas. The Aberdeen unit has various operational areas. The management of the large operational line is a major factor for the Aberdeen unit. The other major factors include an ineffective communication system ...

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