Organisation Behaviour

1857 WordsSep 21, 20108 Pages
Organisational Behaviour and Theory Describe and discuss how an organisation’s structure influences its behaviour, with particular emphasis on decision making and workforce management and control. The structure of an organization is so visible and can be so powerful. It influences how well the organisation is able to meet its strategic goals; it can also influence how quickly an organisation can respond to changes. Usually, structure is the product of decision-makers, management decision-makers determine the level of the workforce, deciding what process they need to adopt and changes they need to make within the organisation. (Unit Guide, Organisational Behaviour and Theory, page 28 – 29) Changes can influence on organisation behaviour…show more content…
This means that their choices will have the maximum subjective expected utility among the available alternatives (March $ Simon 1958; Savage 1954). There are 5 steps for a rational decision making. Identify the problem, is the first step, the decision maker receives the difficulty and forms a clear definition of it, diagnosis the facts. Analyse what is causing the event, when did it happened? Is the issue urgent? (Contemporary issues in management, page 140). Alternatives solutions, the most important thing here is to the decision maker understand all alternatives, including alternatives that must be custom made than picked on the shelf (Contemporary issues in management, page 142). All alternatives to be evaluated that’s the third step on rational decision making, it’s to make sure that the decision maker collect information about all meaningful attributes (Contemporary issues in management, page 142). Select the optimal choice, fourth step, collect the alternative that establishes a huge assistance to the decision maker. The decision maker selects the alternative with the maximum importance or valence. This valence is a product of the expected valence of outcomes of the alternatives and probability of each outcome occurring (Contemporary issues in management, page 143). The final step is to implement alternative. Decision
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