Essays on Organizational Theory at Royal Dutch Shell Article

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The paper "Organizational Theory at Royal Dutch Shell" is a good example of a business article. Organizations are in a manner of speaking a gathering of people working together with the intention of achieving some type of premeditated goal. It is the study of how an individual or a group of individuals behave in an organizational environment best describes what Organizational Theory is all about. Although there are various theories that have many perspectives by which they can be categorized, yet it seems in some way they are all closely tied to one’ s philosophical viewpoints. Every society which is known to modern man appears to possess some kind or type of organization.

Seen closely, an organization can be considered as a set of mechanisms that are used for achieving certain goals. These goals are achieved through a controlled and co-ordinate effort of human activities and figurative or physical resources. However, organizations are not easy to understand or to explain. This complexity has been increasing as societies and organizations are becoming more modern. Accordingly, one seeks the help of organizational theories to simplify the concept or idea of the organization itself. This OM 8010 course project will seek to explain the perspectives of Organizational Theory with the focus on a major multinational company. This course project will analyze, investigate, and identify Royal Dutch Shell from the standpoint of modernism and symbolic interpretivism.

In addition, the assignment will include various philosophical viewpoints (epistemology and ontology). Additionally, this course project will evaluate the use of Organizational Theory within the inner workings of Royal Dutch Shell by comparing and contrasting the two perspectives. This course assignment aspires to correlate the theory with practice- ‘ this is all very well in theory, but how will it work in practice. This assignment on Organizational Theory will assist me in developing a real understanding learning how to analyze various complicated situations and develop an effective means for dealing with them in any kind of organization in the world of business.


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