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1 ORGANIZING CONCEPTS Chapters 12,13,14,15,16,17, &18

2 CHAPTER 12 Organizing is based on two principles: Authority Span of management/span of control/ span of supervision

3 Authority It is the key to the managerial job It is the lifeblood of the managerial position It gives legitimate power to the manager or supervisor to give directives to subordinates It is limited in scope by both internal and external factors

4 Types of Authority Positional Functional Personal

5 Span of Management It is also called span of control and span of supervision It is the number of subordinates that a manager directs and supervises The number of subordinates varies The smaller or narrower the span, the more levels of management will be required Some managers are able to supervise more subordinates than are others

6 Factors Determining the Span of Supervision Competence of the supervisor Competence and makeup of the subordinates Amount and availability of help from staff specialists Nature and importance of the activities performed The dynamics and complexity of the activity to be performed The degree to which a comprehensive set of standards and procedures are available to guide subordinates Availability of self-directed teams

7 CHAPTER 13 Division of Work: Tasks are broken down and divided into smaller parts It is the process by which tasks and responsibilities are allocated It is essential for greater efficiency and higher productivity

8 Departmentalization The process of grouping the activities of an organization into units The units are grouped by the following methods: - Functions - Process and equipment - Territory or location - Customer - Time - Product

9 Mixed Departmentalization Uses multiple methods of departmentalization to meet the desired outcome

10 Matrix organization It is an organizational design that combines both functional and product departmentalization Several projects can be conducted simultaneously Employees have two bosses It violates the unity of command concept Creates a number of problems such as conflicting directives from two bosses, roles may not be clearly defined, power struggle between the two bosses, and subordinates may be confused regarding to whom they should report

11 CHAPTER 14 Delegation of authority: It makes the organization operative It gives life to the organization An organization can only exist if authority has been delegated Top management must create the mood by preaching and practicing broad delegation of authority It is distributed throughout an organization, starts at the top and flows downward throughout the various levels of management It follows the principles of chain of command or scalar chain and unity of command Frees the time of managers Increases morale, interest, and enthusiasm for work Provides a training ground and helps identify up coming leaders Authority hoarders must be discouraged Supervisors who carefully delegate authority does not lose status or free them from their responsibilities

12 Three steps of the process of delegation Assignment of duties and defining the results expected Granting of permission (authority) Creation of an obligation (responsibility) In order to make delegation of authority a success, those three steps must blend together

13 General Supervision Permits subordinates to decide how to achieve results within accepted professional standards Allows the manager or supervisor to have more time to perform management functions Enables subordinates to take great pride in decision-making Creates an environment to enhance the performances of team work

14 Barriers to delegation of authority Supervisor’s that are authority hoarders Reluctant subordinates to take on authority and responsibility The unavailability of suitable subordinates to whom authority can be delegated

15 Organizing Concepts Contd.- CHAPTERS 15, 16, 17, & 18 CHAPTER 15

16 Line authority Authority is based on superior-subordinate relationships and is managerial in nature Authority to give orders to subordinates The authority to direct subordinates and require them to comply to decisions, policies, plans, and objectives Generally follows the principle of unity of command

17 Staff Authority Authority is based on expertise in specialty areas Provides information, counsel, advice, and guidance in specialty areas and is not managerial in nature The authority to make recommendations to line organization The recommendations can be accepted, rejected, or altered by the line organization

18 Functional authority The CEO or administrator gives a staff member special limited right to command The right is based on expertise in a specialized area It allows maximum effective use of staff specialists It violates the principle of unity of command

19 CHAPTER 16 Reorganization: Changes in organizational structures, departmentalization, assignment of activities, and authority relationships It is closely aligned with reengineering Reorganization occurs because of: - Changes in priorities and goals - Financial needs - Scientific and technological advances - New developments and practices

20 Tools used for reorganization Job design Job redesign Job rotation Job enlargement Job enrichment Work redesign In order to ensure quality in services or products, supervisors should continuously monitor the processes of reorganization

21 Reengineering The focus is on customer needs It is continuous Relies heavily on teams of employees that are coordinated by management It has the potential to improve quality, customer responsiveness, reduce costs, and streamline operations

22 Downsizing and Rightsizing Downsizing: Reduction in workforce Quickly initiated Little or no input from employees

23 Rightsizing Moderate to high cost reduction Quickly initiated Little or no input from employees

24 Quality Management Continuous service improvements that meet the needs of the organization and customers Empowers employees to attain the desired outcomes

25 CHAPTER 17-Committees as an Organizational Tool Committees: A formal group of people who function together to attain a desired organizational goal Permit a group of people to function collectively in areas that a single individual cannot handle Group members have regular full-time duties in the organization Group members devote part of their regular working time to committee activities Committee members must be carefully selected Found at all organizational levels Have line or staff capacity Can be classified as standing or temporary Promote coordination and cooperation among various departments in the organization Produce continuity in the organization Provide a forum for potential leaders to be identified Give opportunities for various departments to be heard and get involved in the affairs of the organization Must have a mandate; know its scope and function The degree of authority must be specified The chair is the most important member of the committee A well prepared agenda is required with a degree of flexibility

26 CHAPTER 18 The Informal organization: It is a social subsystem It interacts with the formal organization both in negative and positive ways It is found in almost all organization and cannot be eliminated Small groups are the basis for an informal organization Employees join small groups because of the following: - Social needs - Sense of satisfaction - Friendship and companionship - Security, support, and collective power - Acceptance - Access to the informal organization (grapevine) - Status

27 The supervisor and the informal organization The informal organization is part of a complex system that interacts with the formal organization The supervisor must understand the workings of the informal organization The supervisor should approach the informal organization in a positive manner The supervisor should utilize the informal organization to achieve departmental objectives The supervisor should combine the interests of the formal organization with those of the formal organization


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