The paper "The Way Power, Performance and Politics Accompany Each Other in Organizations" is a great example of management coursework. The case study seminars portray the way power, performance and politics accompany each other in organizations. This is proven in the case study through the use of hot-desking and presence of large open-plan spaces. Indeed the higher caliber organization meetings usually take place in fun rooms which are represented in the case study by Tommy Cooper Suite as well as high, uncomfortable, but ‘ fun’ or ‘ designer’ seating of senior officials like Ian Fletcher.
The case study expresses the importance of the use of first names in an organization set up (Alotaibi, F., Cutting, R. & Morgan, J., 2017). Such names are like ‘ Ian, ' ‘ Simon‘ , ‘ Tony' and they indicate the levelling of hierarchy in an organization. Nonetheless, the powers and authority can be noticed to be recessive instead of being absent in such organization settings. In fact, even the ideas are received in a cheerful manner, for example, by the use of words like ‘ That's all good' insinuating that every opinion counts. During the seminar one, the issues can be seen to be right as well as appearing to be raised though not handled accordingly.
The use of terminologies and jargons can also be seen to be dominating such seminars. Among the jargons, include ‘ pathfinding’ document, as well as people, is invited into colleague’ s ‘ orbits. ’ There is also the use of celebrities for hosting shows like Britain’ s Tastiest Town as well as the use of external scriptwriters as seen in the seminar one. The use of Ian’ s first meeting - problems sharing data which is the ‘ Daily Senior Damage Limitation Meeting’ expresses the constant fire-fighting (Armstrong, & Taylor, 2014).
In fact, it is seen in the seminars that during either the internal or external meetings, it is difficult to identify responsibilities or commitments since there is a general failure to make decisions. The head of values post which is created in the light of recent learning opportunities seems to be continuing around ageism and salaries of BBC executives during the seminar. Consequently, the use of a Glass Palace effect at the entrance symbolizes that the BBC has entirely got into the modern age.
During the meeting, the employees talk freely showing the way the BBC workforce environment has become very democratic in their form of management. This can further show that independent companies nowadays characterize several TV channels and radio schedules. Besides, the BBC Corporation is seen to be bringing in key employees even in its own projects instead of its own employees possibly because of the need to incorporate expertise and new brains (Aquilani et al. , 2017). This might also show an impression that the corporation has failed to manage itself which is not the case.
However, the other matters in W1A are likely to make someone thinks that the way things are run is chaotic in the BBC Corporation. Insufficient strategic direction from the top management is seen to be leaving the BBC Corporation with a lot of challenges which make it stagger from one crisis to another. This clearly shows the incapability of managers to control events like the one in the case study.
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