Essays on Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness Case Study

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The paper 'Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness" is a good example of a management case study. The Phillips NV is reputed as one of the biggest companies that deal in electronics products. Its products are largely categorized into three major groups which consist of lighting solutions, electronics, various components, computers, and other telecommunication products. Its main competitors include big companies such as Sony and Siemens. In the 1980s the company had a workforce of three hundred thousand workers and its presence was held in sixty national subsidiaries. However, in the 1990s the company was faced with organizational problems and experienced huge losses.

The company was surely being affected by the effects of globalization and we hereby study some of the issues with respect to organizational effectiveness. Environmental Change Organizational effectiveness continues to be used in modern organizations with managers and the management employing different models and other rules in creating effective organizations. Indeed, Morgan (1997, p. 45) defines such a model to be based on the structure and the functionality of an organization. Richard Scott’ s (1987, p. 120) Organizations: Rational, Natural, and Open Systems note that between 1900 and 1930s organizations were closed and rationally oriented.

Such organizations tend to have a focus on internal controls on the organization where effectiveness in such instances is achieved by having specific objectives and goals being set by the company, having structured rules with various roles also being described, and closely inspecting and monitoring such system. Indeed, it is worth noting that the management at this level is more inclined towards setting a bureaucratic system that was prevalent in the early nineteen hundreds as it was more predictable in controlling the management of the organizations with a prescribed behavioral expectation.

However, with the advancement in time such rational programs became outdated and developed tendencies of being maladaptive which in turn resulted in an incompetent and inefficient workforce.  



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