Organizational Analysis, Performance, and Design

Graham, Robert J.
October 1982
Interfaces;Oct82, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p12
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the prerequisites for research papers on the analysis, performance, and design of organizations. Papers should attempt to explain what the changes really mean to the people involved. Initially, one should not be concerned with scientifically rigorous and generalizable "truths" about organizations. Papers can be about the effect of any area of management technology on behavior. One area is standard MS models. Another is implementing management information system (MIS). A third area is control systems designed to guide the behavior of employees. The fourth area is the installation of overall management systems such as management by objectives. The technical details of the model, MIS, or control system can be reported in an appendix or perhaps in a separate article. If a management change enhances their private goals, they will not resent and block it. At a minimum, managers making changes will more realistically assess possible problems and stumbling blocks, and plan more carefully and energetically to cope with them.


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