Michael N. Matheis Jr.
January 17, 2015
Why is shared information so important in a learning organization in comparison to an efficient performance organization?
On this forum a learning organization refers to the organizational style allow for a certain degree of flexibility that hinder being constrain by structure; in simple terms, this approach allows for the organization to not only adapt to, but embrace change in order to attain the desired market position (Purhaghshenas, and Esmatnia, 2012, p.244). On the other hand, an efficient performance organization refers to the classical approach in which a scientific and systematic approach that primarily focused on the administrative and…show more content… According to Daft the main difference is that for-profit organizations’ bottom line is to earn money, while non-profit will focus on social impact (p.13). Therefore, the key stakeholders’ expectations would be within the increase profit and market position of their organization. In contrast, regarding the non-profit organization the expectations are parallel to diversity of the stakeholders. For instance in the case of the Salvation Army, the volunteers, customers, donors, and government agencies, will have different expectations of the organization, while the leadership would balance those expectations to achieve the non-profit goals.
More specifically, cash flow for example; for-profit organization stake holders would expect a steady cash flow and even mirror that flow as a sign of success. On the other hand, in a non-profit cash flow may not be as steady so financial management expectations would differ.
Do you believe nonprofit managers have to pay more attention to stakeholders than business managers?
From the perspective of this author, both types of organizations have a critical need for the right manager that focus on the right areas. Therefore, both would have to pay close attention to their stakeholders and their motivators regardless of organization type. Case in point,