Human Resources Management (HRM)

In approximately 1,500 to 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 cover the 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)

 

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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:

Understand the historical and theoretical basis of organisation design and the relationship between organisational elements and the business strategy

Understand the key factors to be considered in the design of organisations and the implications for the management and development of people and resources

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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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