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    Begin by reading FMC Aberdeen case study. This should be read in its entirety and will be used for all assignments in this course.

    All of your individual projects will culminate in production of a formal proposal to the Plant Manager. To accomplish that objective, you are to 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. Your drop date for the final analysis is in five weeks with the unit 5 IP. However, each week you will submit work for the unit, which will then be included in your final report.
    An organization is a consciously coordinated social unit, composed of several people whose main focus is to achieve a common goal or set of goals.

    A successful organization understands the cultural differences in various divisions or branches. It uses culture and group dynamics to overcome management challenges, implement strategic initiatives, and develop business opportunities.

    Organizations with an exceptional "company" culture are usually run by leaders who understand and practice effective cultural leadership principles. A culture or sub-culture that works effectively in one part of an organization may not work well in another. Those who have made it to the top have done so by building a high performance workplace around the corporate culture.

    As you prepare for each assignment your focus should be on developing a basic understanding of leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, etc., and how the corporate culture is what makes something work in one part of an organization, but not another.

    Assignment:

    During the next five weeks, you will be 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.

    The following represents the steps and stages you would undertake to conduct and present an Organizational Analysis, using the Step-by-Step Analysis Approach. Using this method, you first provide an Introduction and Background into the organization you are analyzing. Based on a careful evaluation of your data and information, your analysis draws from the principles, theories, and strategies of Organizational Behavior, by utilizing your text book, the Library, and other credible sources. You then make recommendations and provide alternative actions to either management or a client. This is fully explained and outlined in detail below:

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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?

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    Organizational Analysis: FMC Corporation

    Introduction & Background

    FMC Corporation is a Chicago based manufacturing company. The corporation has its subsidiaries in different parts of the world. Two of the most famous subsidiaries of the corporation are FMC Green River and FMC Aberdeen. The operational areas of both the subsidiaries are different from each other. FMC Green River unit of the corporation does chemical manufacturing work. It is a global business unit. A large number of employees are employed in the Green River unit of the FMC Corporation. The Aberdeen unit of the Corporation does its operations at small level with small number of employees (FMC Corporation, 2008).

    The organizational behaviors of both the units are different. There are large numbers of problems in the organizational behavior of the Green River unit. The site manger of the Green River unit wants to implement some new recommendation for the removal of organizational behavior problems. The main organizational problems are related with management ability, organizational commitment, job satisfaction of the employees and organizational ethics. There are various issues, problems and factors in the units of the FMC Corporation.

    Issues

    The main issue in the Aberdeen unit of the FMC Corporation is that the operational process and the way of management were not common. The productivity of the Aberdeen unit has been decreasing continuously since few years. The other unfavorable issues in the Aberdeen unit are related with tax rates, labor pools, wage rates, etc. On the other hand, the Green River unit also has several issues in its operational areas. The product line of the Green River unit is very large and the unit employs a large number of employees. The operational areas of the unit are at different locations. The Green River unit has to manage worldwide operations.

    Factors

    The organizational analysis of the corporation states that both the units are affected by several factors. The Aberdeen unit has to manage larger number of business operations as it has vast operational areas. The communication system of the unit is also not very effective. The Aberdeen unit has a limited number of employees. On the other hand, the major factors in the Green River unit are related with the managerial practices. There is lack of job satisfaction among the employees. They do not have a strong organizational commitment. The employees do not feel safety at the sites of the unit (FMC Corporation, 2008).

    Problems

    Both the units of FMC Corporation have various problems in their organizational behavior. The operational areas of both the units are quite different from each other. In FMC Green River unit, the management has no interaction with the subordinates, due to which the employees could not be able to present their problems in front of the management. This gives a great degree of dissatisfaction among the employees. The performance appraisal system of the organization is also not ineffective. There is lack of trust among the employees. On the other hand, the Aberdeen units also not have effective participative management system. The employee motivation and reward system as well as organizational structure of the Aberdeen unit also have various problems.

    Organizational Behavior Analysis

    o The organization behavior is an important field of study of an organization. Organizational behavior is an interdisciplinary approach which integrates the relevant knowledge drawn from different disciplines for some specific purpose. Organizational behavior analysis is a subset of management activities. The organizational behavior analysis of the FMC Corporation is based on various problems and issues discussed above. The main areas of the organizational behavior analysis of the Corporation are organizational commitment, management ability, job satisfaction and organizational ethics (Harris & Hartman, ...

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