Assign: Managing the Digital Firm

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Management Information Systems MANAGING THE DIGITAL FIRM Chapter 3 Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy Kenneth C. Laudon Jane P. Laudon 9th edition PEARSON Prentice Hall 2006 www.prenhall.com/laudon Chapter 3 Objectives |After completing this chapter, you will be able to: | |Identify and describe important features of organizations that managers need to know about in order to build and use information systems successfully. | |Evaluate the impact of information systems on organizations.…show more content…
You probably voted on different issues (impartial judgments), and you decided on the best person to fulfill various positions within the group (technical qualifications for positions). Hopefully, the organization was able to fulfill its goals (maximum organizational efficiency), whether winning a softball game or putting on an award-winning play at the local theatre. If your organization wasn't successful, perhaps it was because of the SOPs, the politics, or the culture. The point is that every group of people is an organization. The interesting question you could ask yourself would be: "How would the world look and function without some kind of organization?" Other scholar supplemented other features for the bureaucracy like: Routines and Business Processes All organizations, including business firms, become very efficient over time because individuals develop ROUTINES for producing goods and services. Routines sometimes called Standard Operating Procedures are precise rules, procedures and practices that have been developed to cope with all expected situations. Learning Curve: as employees learn these routines they become highly productive and efficient and the firm is able to reduce costs over time as efficiency increases. Through out this course we examine B.P. with a view to understand how they work, and
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