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Organizational Analysis: FMC Corporation

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.


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?

Please submit your assignment.

Objective: Identify the organizational behavior concepts and theories present in real business world examples.
Identify processes and methods that can improve the behavior and attitudes of organizational members.
Describe how individual differences influence organizational activities.
Recognize situations that present potential ethical and legal issues and develop solutions for those issues.
Assess organizational behavior theories and determine their impact on organizations
Analyze how social perception influences both individuals and an organization's performance and success

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1514 words with references.

//Before performing the Organizational Analysis of FMC Aberdeen, it is necessary to focus on its operations and background. So, firstly, I am exploring the Issues, Factors & Problems of FMC Corporation.//

Organizational Analysis: FMC Corporation (Aberdeen & Green River)

Introduction & Background

FMC Corporation is a Chicago based cumulated company. It does its business in several business areas including manufacturing of machine and equipments, chemicals production, metals refinery, performance chemicals and defense system. The production of the company includes military equipments and machinery and agricultural chemicals. FMC has two subsidiaries in Green River and Aberdeen (FMC Corporation, 2008).

Issues, Factors & Problems

There are several issues, factors and problems in both the subsidiaries Aberdeen and Green River. Both the units have differences in each field. According to the manager of FMC Green River, the FMC Green River's business operations are very limited while Aberdeen unit has its operations worldwide. Another major issue was that the sGreen River has a large product line comparatively to the Aberdeen. The productivity of the Aberdeen is also decreasing continuously. In Aberdeen some major aspect including labor pool, tax rates, wage rates are also not favorable.

There are so many factors important for the analysis. The FMC Aberdeen has various business operations which are critical to manage. On the other hand, the company also has ineffective communication system, lack of training facilities, whereas Green River has strong market position. It has a very easy recruitment process. The wage rates and infrastructure of the Green River are also very high (FMC Corporation, 2008).

There are various problems in FMC Corporation. Both the units of FMC have variations in their operations. The ineffective communication process and lack of effective participative management system are the major problems with Aberdeen. Besides this, the Reward system of Aberdeen was also unusual in various aspects and the organization structure is also not very developed. On the other hand, the major problem with Green River is to mange its large level production areas and management of the new plants.

// Above I have discussed about the numerous problems prevailing in the FMC Corporation. Organizational Analysis is a broader term that should include analysis of the 'Organizational Behavior' in the following manner: //

Organizational Behavior Analysis

The organizational behavior analysis of FMC Corp. includes analysis of management ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the firm's background, issues, factors and problems and then provides alternatives and recommendations. This solution addresses the queries posed in 1385 words with four APA references.