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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an Organizational Management unit of a standard college-level introduction to business course. Topics covered include:
- Organizational design and structure
- Work specializations in organizations
- Authority in centralized and decentralized organizations
- Characteristics of informal organizations
- Five principles of total quality management
1. Principles of Organizational Management
Many businesses today are complex systems that require more than ad hoc design and management. In this lesson, you'll discover some of the important principles of organizational management necessary to build a successful organization.
2. Organizational Design and Structure
There is a relationship between organizational design and structure because of different factors. Organizational size, organizational life cycle, strategy, environment and technology work together to form a complete organization.
3. Types of Traditional Organizational Designs: Simple, Functional & Divisional Designs
Choosing an organizational structure is an ongoing design process. In this lesson, you will learn to identify types of traditional organizational designs, including simple, functional and divisional designs.
4. Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs
Choosing an organizational structure is an ongoing design process. In this lesson, you will learn to identify types of contemporary organizational designs, including matrix, team and network designs.
5. Five Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM)
Total quality management (TQM) is achieved and becomes part of the overall organizational culture when the five principles - produce quality work the first time, focus on the customer, have a strategic approach to improvement, improve continuously and encourage mutual respect and teamwork - are practiced by all employees.
6. What is Time Management? - Definition, Examples & Studies
There are more options today than ever before for ways to spend our time - or waste it! Read on to learn why and how we can better manage our most scarce resource.
7. Middle Management: Definition, Roles & Responsibilities
Managers, regardless of industry or company size, are responsible for meeting organizational objectives. Understanding the functions of different layers of management will help you develop your own managerial skills.
8. Day-To-Day Operations of a Business: Definition & Explanation
Exactly what does a business do on a daily basis? In this lesson, you'll learn about the day-to-day operations of a business and the people who keep it running smoothly.
9. Democratic Socialism: Definition, Pros & Cons
In this lesson, we will explore democratic socialism, a political ideology that brings together aspects of socialism and democracy. We will look at the pros and the cons of this type of system.
10. Philip Crosby and TQM: Philosophy & Concept
Philip Crosby was instrumental in the development of total quality management (TQM). In this lesson, you will learn about Philip Crosby, his contribution to, and the philosophy of TQM.
11. Project Cost Management: Planning & Estimation
Project cost management includes activities to estimate, monitor, and control project costs. In this lesson, we'll look at the two elements of project cost management: estimating and planning.
12. Project Cost Management Techniques
Project cost management techniques are designed to ensure a project stays on budget. In this lesson, we'll look at the different techniques used in estimating, monitoring, and controlling project costs.
13. What is Project Cost Management? - Definition & Importance
Project cost management is all of the activities that ensure a project stays on budget. In this lesson, we'll look at the steps in project cost management and its importance in business.
14. Basic Project Management: Concepts, Skills & Tools
Project management is a specialized career with its own concepts, skills, and tools. Good project management is based on having an understanding of basic project management. In this lesson, we'll review the basics of project management.
15. Ice Breakers for Virtual Teams
Working in a virtual team makes it difficult to get to know one another. Using these ice breakers, you can begin to get to know your teammates and improve your virtual experience!
16. Time Management Activities for Adults
If you are working full time, going to school, and/or supporting a family, you probably feel that you do not have enough time in the day. In this lesson, learn some tips to help manage your time wisely and feel more productive.
17. Time Management Activities for College Students
College is a time of change for students and helping them to refresh their time management skills is important. This lesson covers two interactive activities to assist college students in better juggling their time.
18. Time Management Activities for High School Students
High school can be a really exciting time, full of activities, friends, and homework! This lesson discusses some fun activities to help your students practice time management.
19. Time Management Activities for Kids
Helping kids learn time management is extremely important. You can use fun activities to assist them in understanding the importance of time and how they can manage it.
20. Time Management Group Activities
Working in a group can be extremely challenging. This lesson provides some fun activities to help groups learn about time management and how they can make the most out of their group projects.
21. The Situational Leader
Discover what makes the situational leader different from other types of leaders, following the contingency school of management. Learn how situational leadership is applied in the workplace.
22. Bureaucracy: Max Weber's Theory of Impersonal Management
At a time when organizations were run like families, Max Weber looked for ways to bring a more formalized structure to organizations. Weber created the idea of bureaucratic management where organizations are more authoritative, rigid and structured. This lesson will describe the development of bureaucracy and common characteristics of bureaucratic organizations.
23. Henri Fayol's Management Principles: Managing Departmental Task Organization
Prior to Henri Fayol's development of an administrative theory of management, managers took a scientific approach to work, attempting to maximize productivity by treating their workers like machines. Fayol's 14 Principles of Management focus on the entire organization rather than just the work. This lesson covers the first seven of these principles.
24. Fayol's Theories on Staff Management and Worker Satisfaction
In this lesson, we'll discuss how Henri Fayol's final seven principles play out in the workplace. Using a professional restaurant kitchen as an example, you'll learn about the importance of worker satisfaction and other elements of effective management.
25. Mechanistic & Organic Organizational Business Structures
Different organizations require different structures. This lesson describes the differences between mechanistic and organic organizational structures by looking at the specifics of organizations.
26. Work Specialization in Organizations
One of the most important decisions an organization will need to make is how to get work done. This lesson will explain the purpose of work specialization in an organization and how it is used to organize separate jobs.
27. Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations
There are several approaches to authority. In this lesson, learn about the centralized organization, where authority is top-down through a chain of command. Contrast that with the decentralized organization, where authority is assigned at different levels in the hierarchy.
28. Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups
Have you ever thought about how important the relationships you have with your coworkers are to your organization? This lesson will discuss the common elements of informal organizations including their characteristics, informal groups, and the grapevine.
29. Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement
Reengineering jobs for continuous improvement results in dramatic improvements such as streamlined processes, enormous cost savings, and more profit for the company.
30. Implementing Total Quality Management (TQM) in an Organization
When an organization adopts total quality management, they are really creating a new culture of customer satisfaction and quality products and services utilizing the skills of highly qualified employees and strong supplier relations to meet and exceed organizational goals.
31. Organizational Culture and Change
Organizational change involving altering processes and systems within a company often affects the existing group norms, beliefs and values. This makes change a challenge for managers. There are tactics managers can use to institute change in a positive and welcoming way.
32. What Is Organizational Structure of Management? - Types & Examples
In this lesson, we will provide an overview of the different types of organizational structures a company can utilize. Read on to learn why having an organizational structure is important.
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