Objective: Examine key drivers correlated to organizational effectiveness and productivity
Organizational effectiveness is how efficient an organization is in strategically maximizing their resources to achieve their mission. This lesson looks at the many different factors that can affect organizational effectiveness, such as culture, leadership, employee engagement, management styles, people systems, and external forces and interactions. Explore and research how organizational structure provides a framework to defines business functions. Consideration of how variables define the business and the responsibilities delegated, controlled, and coordinated, are of significant importance. How do leadership styles and organizational culture, engagement, etc. directly impact organizational effectiveness? Develop your perspective on organization effectiveness and what it takes to be successful in business. You may focus your strategy to improve a problem and a challenge. Begin with the questions provided in step #1
Minimum of 1,000-word essay (excluding title and reference pages) that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/). A minimum of three sources, at least two from the lesson, must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Perform the following steps:
Step 1: Read the following questions, and use what you have learned about Organizational Effectiveness to summarize your responses in a paper that is a minimum of 1,000 words (excluding title and reference pages). APA formatting is required.:
When organizations need to adapt to external and internal change, how can the key elements of organizational design be used to restructure the organization to meet new challenges?
How has managements view of these key elements changed from their initial inception of a theory to practical purposes now?
What do you see as the critical elements and current trends in business today making organizations effective and profitable?
Step 2: Review the materials and conduct additional topic research to demonstrate the application of the concepts in a real-world business environment.
Step 3: Write your essay
Write your essay to address all the questions above.
Use these writing guidelines:
Include a cover page and references in addition to your required page count.
Use correct APA format.
Use size 12 pt. Times New Roman type.
Use sectional headings to organize. (optional)
Include in-text citations.
Use correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and verb tense
Effects of Positive Practices on Organizational Effectiveness from Cameron, K., Mora, C., Leutscher, T., and Calaro, M. G. (2011). The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 47(3), pp.266-308 (7th ed., pp. 1-25).
Why Organizations Design Matter from Capelle, R.G., (2013).
Optimizing Organization Design: An Overview of the Process from Capelle, R.G., (2013).