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Organizational Design Analysis

Interview employees of a small- to medium-size organization (Esgee Plastic Systems), analyze the reasons for its design.

1. What is the organization in business to do? What are its goals and its strategies for achieving them?
2. How large is the company? What is the total number of employees? How many work full time? How many work part time?
3. What are the most important components of the organization's environment?
4. Is the number of important environmental components large or small?
5. How quickly or slowly do these components change?
6. Would you characterize the organization's environment as certain, uncertain, or somewhere in between? If in between, describe in detail approximately how certain or uncertain.
7. What is the organization's dominant technology; that is, how does it transform inputs into outputs?
8. How rigid is the company in its application of rules and procedures? Is it flexible enough to respond to environmental changes?
9. How involved are employees in the daily decision making related to their jobs?
10. What methods are used to ensure control over the actions of employees?

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â?¢ Name and description of the organization
â?¢ Number of employees interviewed, level and job title for each
â?¢ Specific findings from each interviewee on all 10 interview questions
â?¢ Summarized findings describing the technology, environment and structure of the company
â?¢ Discussion of the extent to which the structure is appropriate for the organization's strategy, size, technology and environment including specific reasons why or why not you feel the structure is appropriate
â?¢ Answers to follow-up questions 1, 2 and 3 described in the exercise

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â?¢ Name and description of the organization
The name of the organization is Esgee Plastic Systems. The organization makes plastic strapping systems using the extrusion process. The output of the firm is sold locally to other industries. The firm has workers, supervisors, and two managers. Similarly, the firm has salespersons and one sales manager.
â?¢ Number of employees interviewed, level and job title for each
The number of employees interviewed is four and these are the two production managers, one sales manager, and one production supervisor.
â?¢ Specific findings from each interviewee on all 10 interview questions.
The answers relating to most factual questions are similar where there are differences in answers these are pointed out.
1. What is the organization in business to do? What are its goals and its strategies for achieving them?
The organization in the business is in form of work teams. Under every supervisor there is a team of five persons in production. In case of sales the team consists of eight members. There are six production teams and two sales teams. The strategy is to ensure continuous production on the plastic stretching lines. This is achieved by ensuring that there is minimum number of stoppages.
The goals of the production teams are to complete the production planned on time with minimum wastage.
The goals of the sales team are to make as much sales as possible, ensure that the customers are satisfied, and collect payments on time. The strategy is to build a good relationship with the customers (Stanford. N, 2005).
2. How large is the company? What is the total number of employees? How many work full time? How many work part time?
The total number of employees is 62. There are 30 production workers. There are six production supervisors. There is a total of 16 ...

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