Individual Assignment – Case 10 | Organizational Theory – BUSI 3103B | | Prof: Perley-Ann Friedman, TA: Mohamed Farazi | | Fidel Chika Tilije – 100765669 | 10/24/2010 | |
Benson Metal Company makes a variety of metals that are purchased by manufacturers or specialized metal firms. It has been in existence for decades; thus, making it one of the five or six leading firms in the specialty steel industry. With such success, it has been listed on the stock exchange and has employed about 1,500 workers. The Benson Company and its competitors are moving into a changing environment, where it is a more sophisticated and technically more difficult steels, largely for the aerospace industry. Production for the aerospace industry requires more research skills and quality handling in all the stages of production. As the environment surrounding The Benson Company is changing and the steel industry is growing, the internal environment within the company will have to be well connected across different departments and have a good flow of communication and authority in order to meet the demand of its stakeholders and maintain its already established position in the industry. There is a formidable problem within the organization, as the production and sales department do not get along well; therefore, causing both departments to not inter-change information and resources that deal with the meeting of production demands. The vice president of production Mr. Ramsey Stockwell also has a problem within his department and across the top-management team. The Benson Company would have to formulate solutions for their current dilemma within the organization because they cannot allow these problems to presently exist, as they could face a steep price for it. This report will attempt to analyze the current situation that dwells in the organization, by the use of organizational theories attempt to elucidate different alternatives the organization can
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