Organizational EffectivenessIntroductionBusiness needs are changing faster than the mechanical skills of people. In this was came the emergence of Organizational effectiveness which firms use to rate how they get things done. Hence according to Mesbah (2010), firms tend to obviously optimize their execution, its targeted effectiveness. With this in mind organizational effectiveness is a function of productivity. There are various approaches used in measuring effectiveness such as goal approach, system resource and internal process approach. It is therefore a concept that is used in organizations to determine the end results of the firm.
Organizational effectiveness comes into play especially on non profit making organizations. Donors would try and access if really the firm is working or rather efficient in their purpose as it stands. It mainly affects a lot of areas that is production, performance, job satisfaction of employees, absenteeism of employees, employees’ life and health. These are the factors that affect the organizations effectiveness. Organizational effectiveness is a very difficult thing to quantitatively determine thus proxy measures are the ones that come into play. This is therefore a very significant aspect to watch in an organization.
Through this the firm would in obviously have increased outcome, less internal wrangles and comfortable decision making processes. Measuring organizational effectivenessAccording to Bowling (2007), a number of factors have been put to play but organizational effectiveness is still a hard shell to crack. Though a lot of tangible results can evidently be observed the measures are hard to put together. A number of factors considered are the performance of the organization, productivity, employee satisfaction, and the character of employee displayed. For instance in Abu Dhabi organizational effectiveness in Water and Electricity department (WEB) has formulated strategies which together with good management will achieve its goals.
Through coordination of employee efforts the WEB would maintain a continuous flow of processes. The initiatives put in place so far targets at the performance, productivity, adopting a lean management and the job satisfaction of the employees. Therefore for the effectiveness of the organization observes the number of clients it attends to and offers services, the customer turn over, retention of the customers, requests issued by customers.
Since the organization is a service deliveries firm its effectiveness can be determined by actual efforts which the labor sector does to produce (Bowling, 2007). Impacts of organizational effectivenessProductivity The major role of an organization is to maximize its profits and reduce high expenditures on non-profitable ventures. The firm is hence obliged to improve its effectiveness by increasing its rate of production through certain measures put in place. This is only possible when the firm has the right and necessary manpower to implement this. Using in these cases sample populations of employees were used to assess the impact of effectiveness for six production units was critically analyzed.
The outcome was therefore mixed. In the beginning the introduction of more of more working hours had very minimal impact on productivity at the same time effectiveness. Basing on the previous outcomes one of the units had positive change. The results of the remaining units relayed neither negative nor positive change as a result of introducing new policies for effectiveness. In another instance workers were randomly assigned to both chores. After some period of time say five months the completed the job satisfaction index.
They were rated with a performance of 9-point scale. The effectiveness of the chores so far done was minimal and caused minimal output (Richard, 2009).