3m Organizational Analysis

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Organizational Analysis Paper 3M 3M Intro 3M is a Maplewood, Minnesota based company. Previously it was named Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. 3M is an international science based company that develops new technologies to solve real world problems encountered by people and businesses every day. This Fortune 500 Company employs more than 80,000 employees in 28 states and 65 countries with the majority of the employees outside the United States of America. 3M is broken down into 6 business divisions: Consumer and Office, Display and Graphics, Electro and Communications, Health Care, Industrial and Transportation, and Safety, Security and Protection. These six divisions produce some 55,000 different products to solve problems…show more content…
They should start to look at the business from the outside looking in and invent new ideas and products for the future. Leader should invest in developing visions and strategies to satisfy their customer’s problems or potential problems. Leaders should embrace innovation and handle it respectively to understand its real cause and effect it could have on the user and the environment. Leaders should develop relationships with others inside the organization but outside their departments and focus area. This often leads to innovation outside of their normal work area but has paid big dividends for 3M in the long run many of their inventions have happened because there is a new eye outside looking in and they can see promise were others see problems and dead ends. Leadership at 3M requires leaders and individuals to be flexible and understanding to colleagues and integrate new ideas and assets to make 3M a stronger company and keep the culture of thinking and developing at the forefront of their daily duties while still keeping a clear view of 3M’s objectives to be a leader in scientific solutions to everyday problems. 3M Organizational Culture/Design Power and Politics Organizational culture is defined by our text as “Shared values and beliefs that underline a company’s identity. It is 3M’s belief that innovation is the cornerstone of their past, present and future success. They
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