Human Resources Management (HRM)

In approximately 1,500 – 2,000 words,and based on your analysis of the data provided in the case study, produce a report that demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of Organisation Design, which should coverthe following:
  • A brief account of the historical and theoretical basis of organisation design with a comparison of two different organisation design models (AC 1.1)
  • An explanation of the relationship between organisational elements, business strategy and organisation design (AC 1.2)
  •  An analysis of some of the key factors that influence organisation design (AC 2.1)
  • A brief assessment of some of the implications of organisation design for work processes, productivity and the workforce (2.2)
  • A brief evaluation of the linkages between organisation design and people management and development strategies (AC 2.3)

 

You should provide examples to illustrate your report based either upon the case study organisation (Part A) or an organisation of your choice.

 

‘Please also comment on how you will transfer the new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. You may also use this reflection for your CPD’.

 

You should also include 3-5 references from up to date and relevant sources in order to support your findings.This assignment must be submitted through Online Services.

 

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Human Resources Management (HRM) ORGANISATION DESIGN

 

Workbook Unit 5ODG

(Guided learning: 30 hours)

 

 

 

Designed and delivered by
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§Workbook Guide Contents:

 

  • Introduction
  • Overview of 5ODG
  • How to use this workbook
  • Section one – The historical and theoretical basis of organisation design and the relationship between organisational elements and the business strategy
  • Section two – The key factors to be considered in the design of organisations and the implications for the management and development of people and resources
  • Section three – Referencing guidance

 

 

Learning Outcome:

 

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  1. Understand the historical and theoretical basis of organisation design and the relationship between organisational elements and the business strategy
  2. Understand the key factors to be considered in the design of organisations and the implications for the management and development of people and resources

 

Assessment Criteria

 

1.1 Examine the historical and theoretical basis of organisation design.
1.2 Explain the relationship between organisational elements and the business strategy
2.1 Analyse the key factors that influence organisation design.
2.2 Assess the implications of organisation design for work processes, productivity and the workforce.
2.3 Evaluate the linkages between organisation design and people management and development strategies.

 

 

 

¨Resources & Bibliography:

 

Core textbook: Stewart & Rogers,Developing People and Organisations, CIPD, 2012

 

CIPD factsheet: What is Organisation Design? (2015)

http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/factsheets/organisation-design.aspx

http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/small/Op-Qu/Organization-Theory.html

 

 

The historical and theoretical basis of organisation design (AC 1.1):

 

Overview (Harvard Business Review)

https://hbr.org/2002/03/do-you-have-a-well-designed-organization

 

Max Weber (Bureaucracy):

 

 

Mechanistic v organic approach to organisation design:

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/mechanistic-organization.html (mechanistic v organic)

http://www.analytictech.com/mb021/organic_vs_mechanistic_structure.htm

https://sunnykwantlen.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/mechanistic-and-organic-organizational-structure/

 

‘Scientific management’ (Taylorism)

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_Taylor.htm

http://www.skymark.com/resources/leaders/taylor.asp

http://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/motivation-taylor-scientific-management

 

‘Organic or ‘systems’ approach

https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/jcim/article/view/454/755

 

 

‘Complexity’ theory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complexity_theory_and_organizations

http://www.innovation.cc/peer-reviewed/amagoh3dec2008jag2rev1.pdf

 

Development of organisational structures:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_structure

 

The relationships between organisational elements and the business strategy (AC 1.2):

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_95.htm

file:///C:/Users/Oakwood.Guest/Downloads/79-265-1-PB.pdf

 

Organisation design models and tools

(contains information of other models as well

(covers a range of models)

 

McKinsey’s ‘7s’ model

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_91.htm

 

Galbraith ‘Star’ model

http://www.jaygalbraith.com/images/pdfs/StarModel.pdf

http://blog.strategyzer.com/posts/2015/2/03/implementing-your-business-model-with-the-galbraith-star-model

 

 

Weisbord’s ‘Six Box’ model

http://www.reflectlearn.org/discover/the-marvin-weisbord-six-box-model-weisbord%E2%80%99s-model (and other models)

 

Naidler and Tushman ‘Congruence’ model

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_95.htm

 

Burke-Litwin ‘Causal’ model

http://www.brighthubpm.com/change-management/86867-explaining-the-burke-litwin-change-model/

http://www.12manage.com/methods_burke_litwin_model.html

 

McMillan’s ‘Fractal Web’

http://www.elizabethmcmillan.co.uk/links/ (embedded link)

http://www.dphu.org/uploads/attachements/books/books_5084_0.pdf

 

Ralph Kilmann’s ‘Five track’ model

http://www.kilmanndiagnostics.com/completely-integrated-program-creating-and-maintaining-organizational-success

 

Ken Wilber’s ‘AQAL’ model

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Wilber

http://www.kenwilber.com/Writings/PDF/IntroductiontotheIntegralApproach_GENERAL_2005_NN.pdf

 

Holonic Enterprise model

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/095119299130119

 

Six Sigma

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_71.htm

 

 

The key factors that influence organisation design (AC 2.1):

https://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_relationship_between_structure_and_strategy

http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00318?gko=c7329

http://centstrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/what-does-your-organisation-design-say-about-your-strategy.pdf

http://www.forbes.com/sites/strategyand/2015/04/01/10-guiding-principles-of-organization-design/#60ceaac6135d

 

 

Handy’s cultural types:

http://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/models-of-organisational-culture-handy

http://www.business.com/management/management-theory-of-charles-handy/

 

Tuckman’s theory of group dynamics

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm

 

 

The implications of organisation design for work processes, productivity and the workforce (AC 2.2):

 

 

 

http://study.com/academy/lesson/organizational-structure-definition-and-influence-on-organizational-behavior.html

 

The linkages between organisation design and people management and development strategies (AC 2.3)

http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_305998_en.pdf

 

 

 

 

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