Organizing Role of Management
Matthew E. Stevens
University of Phoenix
Even though without an understanding or experienced staff, organizing can become the most difficult area for an organization to overcome, the role of organizing should become the most important skill of the manager because organization shows professionalism and trustworthiness. Organizing requires knowledge of assets, finances, personnel, knowledge and technology. This paper will focus on knowledge and technology as it relates to my organization in the US Army.
Organizing is assembling and coordinating the human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve goals. (Bateman and Snell, 2004) Some of the activities during organizing include gathering information, selecting the right personnel, assigning specific jobs, analyzing resources and creating a working environment conducive of productivity. Organizations and the businesses of today, must be flexible and reactive to a fast moving technological industry and the threat of competition due to these technological advances.
This is where the phrase "Keeping up with the Jones" would apply.
Merriam Webster defines knowledge as the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association. The Army of today relies greatly on personal experiences to help gain insightful knowledge on specific situations to plan for training its units. Since the 1980's, the Army has developed a research branch specifically used for gaining this knowledge. The Center for Army Lessons Learned or CALL was developed for gathering and analyzing information collected from Soldiers and the civilian workforce on personal experiences encountered during specific and day to day operations. The center then develops lessons and training for use by Commanders, Staff and Students to incorporate into learning. The knowledge gained through this media helps in eliminating strategic and tactical mistakes made in relation to upcoming training events or possible deployments to hostile...