DREAM COMPANY FIT PAPER:
One of the important areas we will be covering during the term the idea of “fit” – that is, fit between a person and a company’s culture/structure. This paper will give you the opportunity to analyze a company that interests you. In doing so, this assignment will provide an opportunity to apply the concepts that we have discussed in class (specifically, topic 5 and topic 6).
Analyze the organizational structure and organizational culture of a company that interests you. To do so, you must find three sources of information on the company. Examples of sources may include the company’s website, popular press articles, or interviews/conversations with current/past employees of the company. These three sources should form the base for your arguments and should be listed on a reference page using MLA or APA format. Prepare a 2 to 3 page (12 point font, double- spaced) report of your findings. Lastly, you may choose to do Part I with a partner or by yourself (but, Part II must be completed individually). If you choose to work with a partner, you and your partner will receive the same grade for Part I.
Your report should address the following questions. In doing so, you should write a cohesive paper and not use a question and answer format
Is the company a mechanistic or organic organization? Why?
Do you have any insights into the following elements: work- specialization, chain of command, span of control, centralization, or formalization?
Is the company a simple structure or bureaucratic structure? Explain.
What observable artifacts are representative of the culture? Explain the company’s espoused values and basic underlying assumptions.
Does there seem to be a strong culture? Why or why not?
Part II: Using the idea of person-organization fit, are you a good match for this organization? In explaining why or why not, you must use at least two concepts that we’ve covered in the personality and ability chapter. Your response should be approximately 1 to 1.5 pages (12 point font, double-spaced). Part II must be completed individually, even if Part I was completed with a partner.