Die ontplooiing van 'n ondernemingsprofiel getoets aan lewensiklusmodelle
- Authors: Olivie, Frans Thomas
- Date: 2014-04-15
- Subjects: Personnel management , Corporate culture
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:10681 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10197
- Description: M.Com. (Enterprise Management) , In quest of being the best coal mine complex in the world, Secunda Collieries has to enter a second growth phase. Amidst an ever changing environment the development of organizational structure, human resources and organizational culture play a important role in the consistent success of a company. Without the ability to evaluate the performances of this environment and the ability to adapt, no organization can thrive. Organizations tend to go through stages of organizational growth, with each stage progressing from a period of relative calm to a management crisis. How well the organization anticipates and deals with the crisis determines whether it leads to organizational decline or opportunities for renewal and future growth. The characteristics of the four-stage life-cycle model show how an organization can evolve from an informal, one-person show, in the entrepreneurial stage, to a bureaucratic teamwork emphasis in the decline stage. By applying the life-cycle metaphor to organizations, we are saying that there are distinct stages through which organizations proceed, that the stages follow a consistent pattern, and that the transitions from one stage to another are predictable rather than random occurrences. The placing of organizations, however, within these life-cycle stages, is independent of chronological age. The growth of the Sasol Coal division has been influenced by the growth of the Sasol group. Since its founding in the 1950's as a single division, the Sasol group has grown to twelve divisions. The coal division has grown from a single mine to the world's biggest underground mining complex...
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Managers perceptions of change management within a Gauteng public service sector
- Authors: Saul, Thabo Francis
- Date: 2012-06-06
- Subjects: Organisational change - Management , Corporate culture , Public administration , Non-governmental organizations , Personnel management
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:2532 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4987
- Description: M.Tech. , The purpose of the study was to conduct an assessment into the responses of managers with regard to organisational change within the South Africa Social Assistance Agency (SASSA). The study comprises four objectives as follows: The first objective of this study was to conduct an extensive literature review regarding the nature of the organisational change management. This entails the process through which the researcher consulted different sources such as books, journal articles, policies and programmes and others in order to conceptualize the issue of organisational change management in a detailed manner. Organisational change management is about an organised and systematic utilization of knowledge, skills, attitudes and other relevant resources for the improvement of the organisational business. Organisational change management is basically intended to enable organisations to adapt to their respective environments, failure of which can lead to their total loss of employees, competition, production and the clientele. Organisational change management has numerous features, namely; it tends to involve contradictions, it is continuous, it is interpreted through the perceptions and interactions of people and it is facilitated by a collaborative inquiry and team-work. Organisational change management is a process that must be treated like any other programme within organisations and as such, it is a responsibility of the human resource management of organisations. It is a programme that is mainly directed at improving the quality of productivity and service delivery. In this regard, organisational change management must be planned, implemented and evaluated within the parameters of the factors that influence change within organisations such as the following: the ever-demanding customers, globalization, new technology, innovation and people.
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