Mercer & Company
Modern institutions are transparently purposive, and the most important thing that people want in their "job" is a purpose, it is more important to people than money. Knowing that, we are in the midst of an evolutionary revolution, towards finding the most efficient forms of purposeful work
Organizations are highly social units of people that are structured and managed to meet a need, or to pursue collective goals. Or when assembled correctly as a team, a team that is working towards or shared goal while leveraging one another’s skills.
Organizational Research & Analytics
Mercer & Company
Hierarchical & bureaucratic organizations are characterized by the presence of impersonal positions that are earned and not inherited, rule-governed decision-making, professionalism, chain of command, defined responsibility, and bounded authority.
The contingency theory, the foundation for this team, holds that an organization must try to maximize performance by minimizing the effects of varying environmental and internal constraints. Effective organization theory certainly cannot be described as an orderly progression of ideas within organizations, it must be a unified breadth of knowledge in which each development builds carefully on and extends the breadth of knowledge that came before it.
In a rational organizational system, which all organizations must aspire to be, there are two significant parts: (1) Specificity of Goals and (2)Formalization. The division of work is the specialization of individual work-execution roles; meaning that you increase or decrease output by understanding and controlling for the variables that lead to the effectiveness of an organization. When the research is done correctly, it becomes as simple as a mathematical equation.
Some of the major principles that guide our efforts:
- The creation of a scientific method of measurement that replaces the “rule-of-thumb”, or it “works because that what we’ve always done” rules-of-thumb.
- Emphasis placed on the effective & meaningful training of workers by management.
- Co-operation & collaboration using a learning centered culture between managers and workers to ensure the principles are being met.
- Equal division of labor between managers and workers, although we fully acknowledge that forms of ‘work’ may be drastically different between people.
- It is possible to find the correct utilization of hierarchical subordination in all hierarchical structures.
- People who work within hierarchical structures must be trained in the appropriate field of specialization, specifically according to the work they are responsible for.
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