March 27, 2013
Dr. Demond L. Spann
Learning Team Reflection Summary Week Three
Tanisha and I learned about the organizing functions of management in Chapter 8. The organizational chart is the basis of communication that usually starts with a chain of command or reporting structure. It consists of a chief executive officer (CEO), an assistant, and a board of directors. We discovered the difference between vertical and horizontal structure, and the advantages and disadvantages to each. As businesses develop into their niche, entrepreneurs and small business owners develop, progress, and grow their organization until they can longer handle everything as a team of “ME”, they must increase staff and bring on a manager. As the needs of the business continues to grow, the organization branches off into departments, then facilities, and so on.
Learning about organizational agility in Chapter 9 put a few things into prospective that we never considered affected the business world such as organizational size and agility, “How I’s Become We’s” Table 9.1 (Bateman, 2011), strategic alliances, and organizing around core competencies. Chapter 10 was very interesting because focused on human resources management. In class we discussed our prospective of HR as employees. We were unaware of the fact that the human resources department is and should be neutral in disciplinary affairs, however serves as a liaison for the organization as a whole.
As time progresses, the organization is constantly being monitored and reevaluated to address the ever changing needs and growth of the business as a whole. Planning and organization is very important and must support the needs of the company and the direction of growth or else management will be faced with a multitude of challenges, with sustainability, success, and turning a profit. Organizations must be adaptable...