Examining Different Approaches to Management and Theories of Orga...

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Examining Different Approaches to Management and Theories of Organisation and Evaluating How Organisational Structure and Culture Contribute to Business Success

By | May 2006
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Terms of reference

The task that I have been set is to examine an organisation of my choice and use my own research to satisfy the following outcomes:

•Examine different approaches to management and theories of organisation. •Evaluate how organisational structure and culture contribute to business success.

To do this I need to answer the following questions in the form of a business report:

•Identify the organisation's approach to management, supported with examples. •Identify the type of structure and provide an overall organisational chart •Identify the organisation's management style and give examples •Highlight any variances between theory and practice in Qs 1 to 3 above, using illustrative examples. •Identify the culture of the organisation and use examples •Show with examples how this culture has helped with the success of the business

Executive summary

In summary, I have stated that Egg's approach to management closely follows that of Human Relations. I have also said that the Human Relations approach to management was devised by Elton Mayo and his Hawthorn experiments.

I have included an organisation chart of Egg this can be found at the Appendices at the back of the report. The organisational structure of Egg is that of a Functional one, this means that the business is structured by department where everyone does the same job or similar.

Also I stated that the management style of Egg is that of consulting. This means that Egg likes every member of the team to be involved but ultimately the decision is made by the team leader or manager.

I have outlined the differences between the theories of management and actually putting it into practice and making it work in order to achieve a set of targets.

I have said that the culture of Egg is one that is a mixture of both the Greek temple and of the Net. These four styles were devised by Charles Handy, and show the different cultures that could occur inside an organisation....