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FMC Aberdeen & Green River Organizational Structure/Culture

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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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In this analysis of FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River, an overview of the organizational structure and culture will be presented in an effort to assist you with your assignment. I am familiar with this business example and have access to the printed materials that this study is based upon. Although this solution can be considered complete in its coverage of your question, it only makes a direct comparison between the FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River organizational formats. There are other possible organizational structures that could be applicable but have not been considered in this response.

I. BACKGROUND and SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS:

When discussing the organizational culture of FMC Aberdeen, commonly held business models need to be discarded. This is an organization that bases existence on trust. Trust in the employee workgroups, trust in the managers, trust in the organization and trust in the process. The only comparable unit would be a family. Every function within the plant relies upon the others for successful completion of assigned tasks. And, within this, accountability is held by each group. If the workgroup succeeds, the project succeeds and therefore the plant succeeds. It is somewhat a collectivism culture in that the group is always more important than the individual and the norms stress group rather than individual interests.

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In this analysis of FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River, an overview of the organizational structure and culture is presented. It only makes a direct comparison between the FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River organizational formats. There are other possible organizational structures that could be applicable but have not been considered in this response.

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