The Organizing Function of Management: Tyco

Topics: Corporate governance, Management, Human resources / Pages: 7 (1644 words) / Published: Nov 11th, 2010
The Organizing Function of Management: Tyco
Robert Black
MGT 330: Management: Theory, Practices, and Application
June 21, 2010
Instructor: Tonya T. Moore
University of Phoenix
The Organizing Function of Management: Tyco Organizing is the second function of management, which follows planning. The organizing function of management can be described as the coordination and assembling of a company’s human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization (Bateman & Snell, 2009). The organizing function is a continual process and is a vital factor in determining whether a company’s, like Tyco’s, strategy will succeed. The organizational structure of a company will influence how a company organizes said company’s resources in which the company’s Human resources Management will play a major role. The organizational structure of many global organizations begins at the top and proceeds downward through an organizational chart. Although this traditional model works well for some organizations it may not be a viable model for those diversified organizations, like Tyco, with multiple business sections (units). This paper will cover and focus on Tyco’s organizing function of management as it relates to the organization’s monetary and human capital resources and whether or not these organizational resources have been optimized for effectiveness and efficiency. According to Robert M. Monczka, Robert B. Handfield, and Larry Giunipero (2009), Tyco International is a large conglomerate that has developed through frequent corporate acquisitions. Tyco for a period was acquiring four to five companies a week; however, the company was not devoting enough resources to assimilate those companies and integrating all of these segments and divisions became a challenge (Monczka, Handfield, & Giunipero, 2009). To meet this challenge Russ Davis, senior director of corporate sourcing, and Shelley Stewart developed a

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