A book that has been foundational for me trying to make sense of orchestras is Reframing Organizations, by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal. I'll be returning to their framework in later posts, so I'm taking a moment to sketch it out here.
This assignment had to be written for the class of Management and Organizations at Stenden University, course IBMS, first year. We had a group of 6 and had to work it out together. We were enjoying getting into the world of IKEA, the world’s most furniture store on the market.
In considering potential leadership issues throughout the simulation, it is apparent that there was some inflexibility in shaping leadership style contingent to the situation. This was illustrated within the simulation, where as the leader, there was an initial focus on a task-oriented leadership style to ensure that team-members goals were properly considered. However, as the simulation progressed, and it became apparent that some group members were reluctant to contribute, I failed to implement a more relationship-oriented leadership strategy, creating an environment where members felt they could not contribute. It is apparent that an inability to contingently shape leadership
It is important to know that organizations are vital with providing guidance and advice for an arrangement of objectives and methodologies of serviceable divisions. Moreover, these procedures could show the principle explanation of achievement or dissatisfaction of the organization.
A manager needs to understand the interdependency of departments, internal partnerships, and the influence of power and politics to effectively manage across the organization. Effective managers use various political tactics to increase their power within the organization to coordinate and support the work of their peers and subordinates to meet company objectives. Managers regularly acquire and use power. Power-oriented behavior has an impact on managerial career progress, on job performance, on organizational effectiveness, and on the personal lives of employees (Obholzer, 1995). It involves the combined topics of power, influence, authority, and organizational politics. When running an organization, all these
Jon Fries (CEO), Fletcher Anderson (COO), Craig Schuster (CFO), and Catherine Sprauer (division controller) were the four central figures in this case. Identify the key responsibilities associated with the professional roles these individuals occupied. Briefly describe the
However, in view of this, this paper will present a synthesized meaning of conflict and power, determine how power can constrain or exacerbate conflict and discuss ways for leaders to integrate conflict mediation into organizational culture with examples of scenarios in each analysis.
Lee G. Bolman’s and Terrence E. Deal’s book, Reframing Organizations, is based on a four-frame model that gives the reader different viewpoints that managers can employ to successfully run any organization. The four major frames are Structural, Human Resources, Political and Symbolic. Bolman and Deal maintain the idea that the goal of the four-frame model was not to discover a single best frame or way for managing organizations, but rather to encourage a comprehensive approach that involves different aspects of each of the four frames that work for improving the functionality of organizations. According to the authors “…learning to apply all four (frames) deepens your appreciation and understanding of organizations” (Bowman & Deal, page 18). This paper discusses the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), a leading urban medical center in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. First, we will give an organizational overview of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Next, we will apply the four major frames of Bolman and Deal to the organization, and finally we will conclude by offering recommendations that the organization can use
The concepts of this simulation relates to my personal workplace. Since the conception of my new office six months ago we have went without set standards practices for employees to follow. People became frustrated and overwhelm and decided to leave. Lucky, a strong Senior Management Team is currently being developed to help my office transition into new define standards practice. I believe there should be standard practices in the workplaces by using proper ethics, and treat all individuals fairly. Treating people the same way that you would like you would like to be treated will usually ensure that the proper ethics are used in all situations.
The organization that I am wanting to describe is a Japanese Restaurant, Fujiyama. Since I have been employed there for two years I have some inside on the different job specializations. There are different positions within the restaurant which include the following: bartender,
Listo Systems, one of the world’s top graphic service companies, was established in the 1990s when technological advancements were increasing and creating a more competitive market. After going through a period of great success and growth, the company decided to hire a number of new employees and adding new layers of managers and supervisors.
In addition to power established because of organizational hierarchy or role, power is also established based on the level of influence or status one holds in an organization (Anichich, Fast, Halevy, Galinsky, 2016). “Status is the outcome of an evaluation of attributes that produce differences in respect and prominence” (Ketner et al, 2003 p. 266) They co-exists but are not co-dependent on each other. It’s possible to have status without power and power without status (Ketner et al, 2003). Whether one’s control comes through status or positional power, lauding control or significant influence over another inevitably leads to conflict.
The new organization structure presented in exhibit 2 suggests the dotted line relationship between plant employees and home office executives. Dotted-line reporting describes a relationship between an employee and a secondary supervisor/leader that provides additional oversight and guidance to the employee in the execution of his/her work. Since Mr. Pierce has never worked at the major line production facility, cross functional relationships could help him to supervise the actual production or other spheres that he lacked experience in. On the other hand, cross functional relationships presented by dotted lines usually creates ambiguity within the structure. Connecting individual employees with dotted lines to functional vice presidents can result in confusion over who can direct the employees’ tasks. As was discussed previously,
The CEO has tried innovative organizational structures like circular and horizontal which could not satisfy the needs. He then adopted the hierarchical