Project #156523 - Reflection

Business Tutors

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/29/2016 12:00 am

consider the course Organizational Theory and Behavior MGMT Course reflect on how the course can affect you, change your understanding, expanded your thinking and altered your leadership approach or augmented your understanding of the underlying concepts. Must be at least 500 words and reply to a discussion with 250 words. Use APA Format 

Discussion to reply 2 Listed below. 

Before entering this class, I had the basic knowledge of general management and structure. A lot of my focus is in my career of Information Technology (IT), is the understanding of organizational styles that are customized for IT management models and project management models. I have had professionally training and have achieved a certification in a few of these styles. There are many different models within the IT field. The more famous models are, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) “framework is designed to standardize the selection, planning, delivery and support of IT services to a business. The goal is to improve efficiency and achieve predictable service levels.” (Bigelow S.J., & Rouse, M. 2014); Six Sigma "is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving toward six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process – from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service." (iSixSigma 2016); And Agile "SDLC model is a combination of iterative and incremental process models with focus on process adaptability and customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of working software product. Agile Methods break the product into small incremental builds. These builds are provided in iterations." (Tutorialspoint 2016). While knowing how each of these models works, I had always thought that any management or organizational structure could fall into one of these categories and be successful. I was very wrong; they cannot!

 

Being in this class has changed my thought process quite a bit. Learning some of the most famous models for organizational structure, management, globalization and all the cultural aspects. When we started out with Peter Senge with business strategies, this changed the way I started looking at organizations, then as we have progressed throughout the class, into globalization and culture like Hofstede’s five dimensions - which is a favorite model of mine. There is so much more to know and learn. Knowing just these few major players in the creation of organizational structure, management, globalization, and culture has helped me form new opinions on business, management, and structure for the better. That I do not need to rely solely on the IT models that I have learned in the past. That depending on the business that you want to run, depends on if you need a model like the learning model, which is dynamic or an old model that does not move or grow with the organization. With each model comes strategies, culture, and much more to focus on.

 

What has also opened my eyes is cultural training. I knew before class that, each employee needed training in civics, so there would not be any legal actions because of racism or favoritism within the business. I did not realize or even think about when globalizing an organization;  Organizations needs to study the culture to make sure that they are not offending the locals when doing business or employing the native people of the country. I knew that a company needed to follow the local business law and financial laws of the country they wanted to reside in and do business, but never to the extent that we have learned in this class. I would never have thought about the cultural and cross-cultural side of the organization. The business – if I ever started one, would have struggled until I stumbled through the process without realizing what I needed or paying multi-millions of dollars for a consultant to tell me about cultural ethics and cross-cultural training.

 

While going through my career and wanting to improve it better; Along with the journey through my Master’s program of Management. I know now what I need to start or change an organization to make them more fluent and be more successful.

 

References:

 

Bigelow S.J., & Rouse, M. (2014). Essential Guide: Guide to building a better IT team structure.

Retrieved from http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/guide/Guide-to-building-a-better-IT-team-structure

 

iSixSigma (2016). What Is Six Sigma?. Retrieved from https://www.isixsigma.com/new-to-six

sigma/getting-started/what-six-sigma/

 

Tutorialspoint (2016). SDLC - Agile Model. Retrieved from

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/sdlc/sdlc_agile_model.htm

 

 

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