The Current Behavioral Organization Model As A Custfunctional Organizational Model

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GM is described as an organization with a dysfunctional company culture that somehow still manages to have amazing results in its work, on a global scale. The key attributes of GM, were primarily in the changes initiated by Mary Barra after the GM ignition switch recall crisis. Some of those attributes include her willingness to openly acknowledge the undesirable aspects of the GM culture and her efforts to take action towards a resolution. There are also several noticeable strengths and weaknesses within the organization. One of the biggest weaknesses is the company’s repeated inability to acknowledge that, lack of functional culture and leadership are truly the root cause of the company’s issues. Based on my reading I would describe the current behavioral organizational model as a Custodial Model. I chose this model because the managerial orientation is money, employee orientation is security and benefits and performance results are passive cooperation. All of these attributes were described in the reading.

Below are the four models that compare the current behavioral organizational model used above to other models.

I. Autocratic Model

1. Depends on power.

2. Managerial orientation is authority.

3. Employee orientation is obedience.

4. Employee psychological result depends on the boss.

5. Employee needs met is subsistence.

6. Performance result is minimal.

Example: Military/ Soldiers.

II. Supportive Model

1. Depends on leadership.

2. Managerial orientation is

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