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Organizational Effectiveness Paper

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Organizational Effectiveness Paper <> <> <> <> Organizational Effectiveness Paper The following paper is on organizational effectiveness in which to propose a model of organizational culture, structure, processes, and controls to foster discipline, bottom-line-focused organization to ensure innovation and discovery. The proposed module should outline and defended why it is to be effective balance between discipline and innovation. The Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation book by Burgelman, et al outlined a study. This study took two decades to collect data from 250 executives, inclusive of over 30 CEO's, from an extensive sample of advanced corporations, which includes biotechnology, semiconductors, computers, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace industries. The study was guided by fundamental question, "What strategies, policies, practices, and decisions result in successful management of high-technology enterprises?" In summary, there were six themes of success that was found with the conclusion of the study. The six themes of success were business focus, adaptability, organizational cohesion, entrepreneurial culture, sense of integrity, and hands-on top management. The study also found that no one firm demonstrates an excellence in all six themes. The study also found that less successful firms are not lacking in the six themes. ...read more.

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Neuborne (2003) compared creating an entrepreneurial culture to starting an exercise program (Neuborne, 2003). "Everyone agrees it's a great idea but few are able to follow through and make it happen. A study last year by management and technology consulting firm Accenture noted that 70 percent of executives surveyed listed entrepreneurship as "very important" to their organizations' overall success." So why do not more organizations do this effectively? It does not happen because too many companies are mired in the status quo. The CEO must foster the environment that allows for creative and innovative thoughts and actions that may "run the stop signs" and create new opportunities for the company. If there is too much resistance to change then the company will fail miserably. One serious thought to consider, if you do not foster an entrepreneurial spirit, your competition is sure to do so. This can be fatal for any company that has blinders on. Baumol defines entrepreneurs as the creators or promoters of change (Baumol, 2004). The Institute for Enterprise Education defined the six constituents of an entrepreneurial culture: 1. The most effective way to change an existing organizational culture is by creating individual entrepreneurial units on the edge of organizational structures. ...read more.

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CEOs seldom have the time or opportunity to get involved in the details of technology management. However, this is not always the case. In many successful high-technology companies, top management will often make the effort to have hands-on involvement in the innovation process. This does not mean that these managers need to be technologists. It is more important that be open-minded and to be able to ask many questions. Top management needs to be patient and to be able to understand in depth certain core questions, such as: 1. How the technology works 2. Its limits, as well as its potential (together with the limits and potential of competitors' technologies) 3. What technical and economic resources these various technologies require 4. The direction and speed of change 5. The available technological options, their cost, probability of failure, and potential benefits if they prove successful No systematic information exists on changing types of management and leadership, which might enhance managerial accountability (Walker, 2001). However, it seams clear that having upper management deeply involved in the innovation process is beneficial to the company. Conclusion To conclude these six themes will provide a proposed corporate model that a company should adhere to succeed. Each of these six themes need to work together to provide innovation, remove stagnation, and provide success for the corporation. ...read more.

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