Management and Organizational Behavior

Essay by wainilamUniversity, Bachelor'sB, August 2008

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I am facing a difficult moment in my newly joined company and had to work out a workable plan to improve the whole organization.

I am the new partner of the Apex Architecture Company, an architecture firm which was established since early 1990s. The company was previously owned by two partners, Richard and Stephen. They are both in charged of all the business activities. I have been newly appointed as an operation manager and will be responsible to manage the daily operation of the company.

After a two-week observation period, I noticed that the company's performance is not yet being optimized. And also, there are considerably a lot of problems exist within the company.

Employees are not appointed into groups or teams officially to handle different jobs, they will just picking up a task randomly. But informally there are two virtual groups, the older and the younger. They have no connection and they have no communication at all.

This generation problem is one of the big issues in the company.

Besides, all the 30 employees are not having a positive perception and a positive working attitude. For example, they will believe a delay on work is not a big deal as they are not losing their money. Or they will not helping each other to complete a task as they think it is not their responsibility to help the others. And so, these result in a great burden on the whole organization operation.

Also, employees are having less or may be none job satisfaction from their jobs. Typically example is the staffs are not being admired with a single word from the management if they have successfully completed a good project. They can't find their value within the work place. And so, this leading to a result of high employee...