Organization theory and design

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ISBN-10 1844809900 ISBN-13 9781844809905
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Samenvatting - Organization theory and design

  • 1 H1 organisaties en organisatie theory

  • Noem 5 trends waarmee organisaties van bedrijven in de wereld nu te maken hebben?
    1. Globalisatie
    2. Etisch en Sociaal ondernemen
    3. Snelheid waarmee de bedrijven moeten inspelen op de markten.
    4. Digitaal werken
    5. Diversiteit binnen de werknemers
  • 1.1.1 Current Challenges

  • The current challenges that we are dealing with are:
    - Globalization
    - Ethics and Social Responsibility 
    - Speed of Responsiveness 
    - Digital Workplace 
    - Diversity 
  • What are the current challenges we have to deal with?
    - Globalization
    - Ethics and Social Responsibility
    - Speed of Responsiveness
    - Digital Workplace
    - Diversity
  • Globalization: With rapid advances in technology and communications, the time it takes to exert influence around the world from even the most remote locations has been reduced from years to only seconds.

    Markets, technologies and organzations are becoming increasingly interconnected.
    It is now more feasible for companies to locate different parts of the organization wherever it makes the most business sense.
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility: Issues of ethics and social responsibility - relating to concerns about ecological sustainability, and not just corporate survival - are becoming increasingly important, and corporations, in particular, are being expected to take a lead on addressing these issues.
  • Speed of responsiveness: A third significant challenge for organizations is to respond quickly and decisively to environmental changes, organizational crises and shifting customer expectations.
  • Knowledge involved in designing and coordinating the manufacture of products and the delivery of services becomes increasingly important. In this process, it becomes clearer that, ultimately, it is employees and their knowledge, not the means of production or of service delivery, who provide the best chance of organizational prosperity.
  • The Digital Workplace: In today's workplace, many employees perform much of their work on computers and may work in virtual teams, connected electronically to colleagues around the world. More and more business takes place by digital processes over a computer network rather than in physical space.
  • These developments mean that leadership in organizations increasingly needs to be technologically savvy as well as responsible for managing a web of relationships that reaches far beyond the boundaries of the physical organization to employees, suppliers, contract partners and customers.
  • Diversity: People form diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds offer varying styles, and managing diversity may be one of the most rewarding challenges for organizations competing on a global basis.
  • 1.1.2 What is an organization

  • Organization = Organizations are social entities that are goal-directed, are designed as deliberately structured and coordinated activity systems, and are linked to the external environment 
    Organizations are made up of people and their relationship with one another. 
    - Organization cannot exist without interacting with customers, suppliers, competitors and other elements of the 'external environment'. 
  • Organization = Organizations are social entities that are goal-directed, are designed as deliberately structured and coordinated activity systems, and are linked to the external environment.

    Organizations are made up of people and their relationship with one another. 

    - Organization cannot exist without interacting with customers, suppliers, competitors and other elements of the 'external environment'. 
  • Types of organizations
    Differences in between for-profit and nonprofit organizations:
    - profits, the activities of managers in business are directed primarily at producing goods and services in order to earn money for the shareholders 
    - non-profit, encounter many other, such as the difficulty in securing funding or raising capital or competing with profit maing businesses 
  • Types of organizations differences in between for-profit and nonprofit organizations:


    - Profits, the activities of managers in business are directed primarily at producing goods and services in order to earn money for the shareholders of the company


     - Non-profit, encounter many other, such as the difficulty in securing funding or raising capital or competing with profit-making businesses 
  • Importance of Organizations:
    1. bring together resources to achieve desired goals and outcomes 
    2. Produce goods and services efficiently 
    3. Facilitate innovation
    4. Use modern manufacturing,service and information technologies 
    5. Adapt to and influence a changing environment 
    6. Create value for owners, customer and employees
    7. Accomodate ongoing challenges of diversity, ethics and the motivation and coordination of employees 
  • Importance of Organizations:

    1. Bring together resources to achieve desired goals and outcomes 
    2. Produce goods and services efficiently 
    3. Facilitate innovation
    4. Use modern manufacturing, service, and information technologies 
    5. Adapt to and influence a changing environment 
    6. Create value for owners, customer and employees
    7. Accommodate ongoing challenges of diversity, ethics and the motivation and coordination of employees 
  • What is an organization?
    Organizations are social entities that are goal-directed, are designed as deliberately structured and coordinated activity systems, and are linked to the external environment
  • What is the importance of organizations?
    1. Bring together resources to achieve desired goals and outcomes 
    2. Produce goods and services efficiently 
    3. Facilitate innovation
    4. Use modern manufacturing, service, and information technologies 
    5. Adapt to and influence a changing environment 
    6. Create value for owners, customer and employees
    7. Accommodate ongoing challenges of diversity, ethics and the motivation and coordination of employees 
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