No organization operates in a vacuum. Therefore the functioning of every organization has to be in consonance with the ecosystem within which it exits.
This paper is an examination of a hypothetical organization, Zonal Plastic Products Limited', from a sustainable ecological perspective. The organization will be analyzed as an ecological entity for the pursuit of specific goals. The goals are presently not met due to its dysfunctional nature of being at odds with its ecosystem.
It will be shown how the organization has been operating to date, and how a re-engineering of the organization on sound ecosystem principles to incorporate human and ethical ethos will make the organization a more sustainable entity.
[...] Wicker, and they do not have the requisite qualifications and experience for the positions they occupy. Due to their relationship status, they often bypass the General Manager to report issues direct to the Executive Chairman. The Executive Chairman also does likewise by issuing instructions to the departmental managers direct, often conflicting with instructions given by the General Manager. Employees at the other levels one way or the other are related to the business owners or their friends, and lack the requisite skills. [...]
[...] Re-Engineering the Dysfunctional Organization to be a Good Fit with the Organizational Ecosystem A Hypothetical Case Study 1. Introduction No organization operates in a vacuum. Therefore the functioning of every organization has to be in consonance with the ecosystem within which it exits. This paper is an examination of a hypothetical organization, ‘Zonal Plastic Products Limited', from a sustainable ecological perspective. The organization will be analyzed as an ecological entity for the pursuit of specific goals. The goals are presently not met due to its dysfunctional nature of being at odds with its ecosystem. [...]
[...] The employees are lucky to have jobs and not be on the streets. Distributors are making more profit margins on his products than himself. Suppliers for materials are ripping him off with high prices. Customers need for the shopping bags makes him indispensable. Other organizations are greedy competitors, or cut-throat service providers who need his patronage to stay in business. Governmental agencies are tax collectors or regulators who are a bother. Acting on his distorted perceptions, there is no human or ethical face to his dealings with those constituents. [...]
[...] The main activities of Zonal Plastic Products are the manufacture of shopping plastic bags and plastic rolls for packaging. Mr. Samuel Wicker is the Executive Chairman, with a General Manager and five departmental heads for Production, Finance, Logistics, Engineering and Marketing. Mrs. Edna Wicker acts as an executive to sign checks in the absence of Mr. Wicker. The hierarchical organizational structure is as below: Executive Chairman: Mr. Samuel Wicker Executive (Mrs. Wicker General Manager: Production Manager Finance Manager Logistic Manager Chief Engineer Manager Marketing Manager Quality Controller Accountant/ Clerks Stores Supervisor Technical Supervisor Marketing Officer Sales Rep. [...]
[...] There is no voluntary contribution to community welfare other than the obligatory. There is tardiness in compliance with industrial statutes, and payments of corporate and other taxes are delinquent Everything runs on energy: Zonal Plastic Products uses Extruders and Bag Making machines in the process of production. The machines require electrical power to operate. Human energy and skill is also required in the form of operators manning the machines. Most of the machines are old models over twenty years old and not power efficient. [...]
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