Organizational Forces

Topics: Spacecraft propulsion, Management, Pratt & Whitney Pages: 4 (1421 words) Published: January 28, 2006
Organizational Behavioral Forces
There are many forces that dictate the organizational behavior within an organization. The organizational behavior will tend to shift based upon the different demands both internally and externally. Internal and external factors have an equal importance within organizations and will have different effects and outcomes on an organization. In this paper we will compare four very different organizations and demonstrate the effect four factors have on the organizational behavior within the organization. The four factors we will explore are: restructuring, competition, customer demands, and organizational mission. These four forces have a great impact on the organizations we have evaluated and although they are very different the impact is very similar. There comes a time in almost every organization when restructuring is needed. Sometimes this is a result of internal factors, such as reassignment of job responsibilities, due to promotions within the organization, or people leaving to pursue other opportunities. Recently the senior management group at Meritage Homes of Northern California experienced both of these situations. Due to an expansion of the division the existing management group decided to pursue other opportunities with a different new home builder. Therefore the remaining management group had to restructure both the management group, hiring externally as well as promoting internally, as well as the business to effectively embrace and efficiently grow at the new pace of the expansion. Or restructuring is caused by the external environment, as was the recent case with the Rocketdyne division of The Boeing Company. On August 2, 2005, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) completed its acquisition of Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power from The Boeing Company. (PWR 2005). The result of this acquisition was the restructuring or combining of Pratt & Whitney, another UTC company with Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power, to form one...
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