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Q. Describe any three organizational structures and their advantages and limitations. Illustrate with reference to an organization you are familiar with how restructuring help in the effectiveness of their organization.
Answer. Organizational structures were designed to provide a framework that keeps information flowing to the functions and employees who need it to keep the organization moving forward. Some structures are more successful at this than others, and over time, as the business environment changed, different structures were developed to solve the shortcomings of traditional structures....... It represents a pattern or authority and responsibility relationship between the members of the organization, the flow of communication process in the organization, and a system of task differentiation and integration.......
Q. Discuss the importance of quality of work life in the present day work – situation. Comment on the quality of working life at your present workplace or a workplace you are familiar with and if there needs any improvement suggest methods.
Answer. Quality of work life is a process by which an organization responds to employee needs by developing mechanisms to allow them to share fully in making the decisions that design their lives at work. The QWL approach considers people as an “asset” to the organization rather than “costs.” It believes that people perform better when they are allowed to participate in managing their work and making decisions...........
Q. Explain how organizational analysis helps in the development of an organization. Illustrate an intervention which is used for the development of the organization which you are familiar with. Briefly describe the organization you are referring to.
Answer. Organizational analysis is an instrument that produces a comprehensive description of the state of an organization and allows managers to make decisions to improve organizational performance and results......... An effective analysis can be conducted in a number of ways......
Q. Discuss how resistance to change could be managed in an organization. Describe with reference to few organizations how change was managed successfully.
Answer. Resistance to change is frequently used as a reason why transformation efforts fail and managers have many terms to describe resistance for example not buying into the change, people are negative, they are dragging their feet and so on....... It is unwise to think that you can totally eliminate your team’s resistance to workplace changes.
Q. Briefly describe the competencies required for a change agent and discuss the diverse roles of a change agent.
Answer. The Change Agent acts as data gatherer, educator, advisor, meeting facilitator and coach. Most often he or she has no direct line authority over the implementers and is therefore in a naturally occurring triangle among sponsor-implementer-agent......
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Q. Write short note on Matrix structure?
Answer. In a matrix organization the unit or company is simultaneously organized around two dimensions. The matrix began with American aerospace companies in the 1960s. These companies were organized around functions, primarily different engineering functions, manufacturing functions, quality, and a marketing or sales department........... The main feature of the matrix organization is the ability to integrate areas and resources throughout an organization. Moreover, people with specialized skills can be assigned to the project either on a part-time or on a more permanent basis. Unfortunately, unity of command is violated since each project team member will have more than one boss, leading to the possibility of confusion, frustration, conflict, and mixed loyalties........ Matrix organizations allow project managers to focus on the project and project work just as in a projectized organization. The project team is free to focus on the project objectives with minimal distractions from the functional department.......