You read about and practiced with various concepts regarding organizational structure and culture, which affect employee behavior and success. Read the scenario carefully and provide your response to the checklist items regarding the organizational structure and culture in the fictional organization provided below.
An industry consulting firm has the following structure and culture:
All the employees at this consulting firm work full-time. All the full-time consultants report to various industry directors, depending on the industry contract. The company employees work mostly from home, with directors or consultants renting temporary office space with or without videoconferencing when needed for either client meetings or vendor meetings. The company is very successful and has an expanding client base. There are very few rules or expectations at the company, as the CEO also believes in keeping processes very simple.
The previous president retired about 6 months ago, and the CEO, together with a human resources firm, hired a new president. The new company president they hired is extremely smart and expects everyone at the company to display an expert demeanor as well.
About 2 months ago, the company’s employees (i.e., consultants) started receiving emails from the new president putting pressure on all of them to produce results in less time but pressuring them to charge the clients higher fees without making any more money for themselves. In addition, the new president now wants the staff to come into the temporary office three times a week for meetings. Three months ago, the new president hired 30 new full-time consultants that seem more like salespersons than consultants to existing employees. A few of the long-time consultants have been emailing the CEO about these changes and suggesting they may go elsewhere. In the meantime, the finance director has detected several anomalies in the contract terms and financial results from some of the new consultants and one or two of the existing consultants.
Describe the organizational structure at this consulting firm and how it affects employee behavior:
Name the type of structure in the organization.
Provide a definition of the type of structure in the organization.
Explain how the structure affects employee behavior.
Describe how the changes to the organization’s culture might affect employee behavior.
Provide a recommendation for any adjustments you think need to be made at this organization based on the readings and explain why.
Masculinity: It means to see whether emphasis is on achievement and earning. Indonesia scores low on the masculinity as compared to Australia and New Zealand that means Asian people that they prefer quality of life and not run after material things like money while in western countries during work they give high priority to the work if they have set some deadlines they tend to achieve it on the specific time. • Uncertainty Avoidance: It means to measure how people reacts to the unseen situations. Indonesia scores less on the uncertainty avoidance as compared to Australia and New Zealand. Indonesian believes that uncertainty is common in business and they do not take stress. They believe that managers should not use bad language for the staff they should overcome difficult situations with themselves and try to keep smiling how angry they are inside. While in western countries concept is opposite, managers become furious if they see unseen situations like targets are not met within deadlines. • Long term orientation: These organisations generally looks towards achieving long term objectives they are generally future oriented. Indonesian culture is long term oriented, it believes on maintaining relationship and assume that employee will remain within the company for long period, while in western countries short term orientation culture is adopted. They feel that time is precious. • Indulgence: It means how people control their own desires and children are socialised towards society. Indonesian have low indulgence as compared to Australia and New Zealand that means Indonesian people do not prefer leisure time and have control on their desires. Section 2 Indonesia Archipalego: Indonesian archipelago is unique in terms of Asia because it has many islands and having more than 245 million population and majority of the population here is Muslim. Its culture is ethnically diverse and increasingly have urbanised population (Naafs 2013). • Economic Structure: Indonesia Economy 2011 defines that every country has different economic systems. Initially Indonesia adopted liberal economic system in which communities perform economic activities. Thereafter socialist economic system came into existence, but in the new era socialist economic system again transformed into democracy economic system. This system continued until reformation and after reformation economic system based on social economy was adopted by government and still prevails in the Indonesia. Indonesian economy has seen very up and downs in the last few decades and it mostly depends upon the agriculture, manufacturing and service sectors. Agriculture is the primary sector, manufacturing comes on the secondary level and service sector is on the tertiary level (Indonesia economic structure 2010) • Religion: Indonesia investments defines that six religions are recognised officiall>GET ANSWER