Organizational Behavior and Structure of Morgan Stanley

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Ⅰ. Introduction Morgan Stanley is a global financial business firm serving a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in 36 countries around the world, and sets its headquarter in New York City. The main areas of business for the firm today are Global Wealth Management, Institutional Securities and Investment Management. Morgan Stanley settled its Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong in 1987 and its main business helps shape global views on China and the Asia Pacific region. The Morgan Stanley of Hong Kong provides services to clients in investment banking, real estate, private equity, equity and securities trading, derivatives, prime brokerage, private wealth management and investment…show more content…
Morgan Stanley chooses this kind of organizational structure to divide its business for its own special work in order to serve its customs well. The company emphasizes on program teams that can operate cross departments to allow employees performing the program under the best conditions. And this makes the company can respond quickly to customers’ needs. All in all, the cross-functional structure allows employees to create the set of functions they need in order to scan and monitor the competitive environment and obtain information about the way it is changing. With the right set of functions in place, Morgan Stanley’s managers are then in a good position to develop a strategy that allows the organization to respond to its changing situation quickly. Employees in the first line work level would communicate more with the customers. Under the cross-functional structure, the group can decide every aspect of a business. For example, the group formed to deal with real estate investment can make decision to set the price by themselves instead of the Morgan Stanley Marketing department. It will let the service firm keep itself closer to the market and customers. Ⅲ.Individual Behaviors of Morgan Stanley Human behavior is complex and every individual is different from another, the situation of Morgan Stanley Hong Kong is that most of employees come from
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