Ch 9: Organizational Management Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Organizational Management chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the principles of organizational management in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Organizational Management chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Organizational management principles
Bureaucracy
Fayol's principles of departmental task organization
Fayol's principles of staff management and worker satisfaction
Overview of the fundamentals of organization management such as division of labor by job specialization
Max Weber's theory of impersonal management and formalized organizational structure
Henri Fayol's principles of managing department task organization
Fayol's principles of staff management and worker satisfaction
Tuesday Organizational design and structure
Mechanistic and organic organizational structures
Work specialization
Organizational size, life-cycle, environmental and other factors that influence the connection between organizational design and structure
How mechanistic and organic organizational structures differ
Definition of role specialization and how it is used in an organization
Wednesday Authority in centralized and decentralized organizations
Types of traditional organizational designs
Types of contemporary organizational designs
The role of authority, chain of command, delegation, span of control
An overview of how organizations traditionally were designed, including simple, functional and divisional
A look at newer types of organizational designs such as matrix and network designs
Thursday Characteristics of informal organizations
Reengineering jobs for continuous improvement
Informal organizations, such as the grapevine, and their characteristics
How jobs can be re-structured as needs change
Friday Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM)
Implementing TQM
Organizational culture and change
Overview of the five TQM principles
Pros and cons of implementing TQM
Definition of organizational culture, how to accommodate it in the change process

15 Lessons in Chapter 9: Organizational Management Lesson Plans
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Principles of Organizational 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.

Bureaucracy: Max Weber's Theory of Impersonal Management

2. 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.

Henri Fayol's Management Principles: Managing Departmental Task Organization

3. 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.

Fayol's Theories on Staff Management and Worker Satisfaction

4. 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.

Organizational Design and Structure

5. 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.

Mechanistic & Organic Organizational Business Structures

6. 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.

Work Specialization in Organizations

7. 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.

Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

8. 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.

Types of Traditional Organizational Designs: Simple, Functional & Divisional Designs

9. 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.

Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs

10. 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.

Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups

11. 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.

Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

12. 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.

Five Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM)

13. 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.

Implementing Total Quality Management (TQM) in an Organization

14. 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.

Organizational Culture and Change

15. 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.

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