Imagine that you are the founder of a software company that specializes in developing games for mobile devices. Customer demand for your games has increased so much that over the last year your company has grown from a busy one-person operation to one with 16 employees. In addition to yourself, you employ six software developers to produce the software, three graphic artists, two computer technicians, two marketing and sales personnel, and two assistants. In the next year you expect to hire 30 new employees, and you are wondering how best to manage your growing company.
Use the principles of Weber and Fayol to decide on the system of organization and management that you think will be most effective for your growing organization. How many levels will the managerial hierarchy of your organization have? How much authority will you decentralize to your subordinates? How will you establish the division of labor between subordinates? Will your subordinates work alone and report to you or work in team.
(Part a) Choose a fast-food restaurant, fitness club, theme park attraction or some other type of business organization with which you are familiar and describe the division of labor and job specialization it uses to produce goods and services. How might this division of labor be improved? (Part b) Once completed then apply Taylor’s principles of scientific management to improve the performance of the organization you chose in part (a)
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