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Organizational Effectiveness and Performance

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 14)

Organizations are constructs designed to achieve singular objectives, such as the effective provision of services, completion of a project, manufacture of batches of products or longer term objectives such as profitability, market share growth, technological competitiveness, economic growth/development or other performance measure for ongoing activities. Organizational effectiveness and performance therefore have to be measured differently, depending on the environment and purpose of the organization. Organizations are instruments designed to achieve an entity's objectives while responding to all threats and opportunities using assigned, available or obtainable resources.

Globalization, technological change, and the information/communication technology revolution have introduced radical changes in the way organizations are structured and management functions are performed. These changes will continue under the increasing pressures of the competence of and opportunities provided by new communications technology that is rapidly introducing efficient paperless and real time management, and the challenges of an increasingly borderless globalized world.

Keywords

Organizational Politics Organizational Effectiveness Longe Term Objective Real Time Management Effective Provision 
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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008

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