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Janssen Pascua, Kathleen Singleton-Apel, Paul Foster, Shannon Sircovitch, Zack Mcclintock
University of Phoenix
March 15, 2010
No matter what market or industry an organization is a part of, there will always be internal and external forces that affect organizational behavior. The following key internal and external forces are present within practically all organization types. A discussion was held between five team members addressing organizational elements: restructuring, organizational mission, fiscal policies, competition, economy, customer demands, and globalization at each particular organization. A brief summary of the discussion regarding the organizational elements shared during the discussion follows.
Restructuring the organization involves "realigning work groups, altering rules and regulations, increasing interdependence, and making similar structural changes to disrupt the status quo" (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p. 492).
In Seattle, the Police department noticed an imbalance in the number of officers assigned to certain districts.
As a result the Seattle Police Department underwent a grueling redistricting process to facilitate a balanced number of officers to the crime or report needs in a district versus just boundaries per capita (Seattle Police Department, 2007).
Regional Transit in particular has a constant need for restructuring in order to provide the best services for customers. New routes are added, extensions to existing routes are a made, which increases work for the employees as they new services areas have to be learned.
In the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the constant restructuring, a history of lack of communicating the changes to the members of the organization adds complications immediately rather than achieving the desired goal.
Within the Hotel industry the focus on and increase of team-work and communications is necessary for the restructuring that occurs.
Avon Products Inc. announced in 2009 to realign...