Organizationalmanagement entails the practice involving the styles of management.The techniques focus on the ability of managers to assign the variousfunctions as well as splitting the respective operations in a mannerthat will ultimately facilitate the development of the primary goals.They also promote effective and efficient responses to any factorsthat may affect the organization either from internal sources orexternal ones. This paper describes the similarities between twoarticles. In the two articles, the organization, and operationalundertakings have been described, and the main correspondences cannotbe ignored. A systematic approach towards developing an effectiveteam is essential.
Themain themes that forms the baseline between these two articlesinclude the continuous change in how things are done and theimportance of having a good structure in the management ororganizational behavior. First and foremost, the paper on generalshiptakes into account the evolution of wars in the past years. Providinga clear-cut illustration of the Prussian army which failed in itsfunction by assuming that the future wars would be similar to thehistorical ones and when the battle ensued, they were defeated byNapoleon. Similarly, the article on organizational theories describesthe advancement of organizational behavior and the changes that havetaken place over the years.
Anothersimilarity can be observed in the decline of efficiency orperformance in both cases of organizations. The generalship articleactively elaborates on how there have been issues regarding thefailures of the generals (the organizational managers in this case)in the various areas, for instance, Iraq and Vietnam among others.Such failures are associated with the poor management practicesincluding lack of proper reporting to the citizens and the senate orexecutive. In addition to poor planning, the overall performance andachievements of the military in the wars above is considered afailure. Likewise, the article on organizational theories explainsthe overall decline in the stock markets and the gradual increase ofthe unemployed between the years 1929 and 1933. These effects areattributed to the organizational behavior.
Regardingthe solutions to the ideal generals that are required, intelligenceand creativity are mentioned as the major recipes for remedy. Theability to improve the army or the military is based upon a systemthat allows for the incorporation of learned people who can then beable to make informed decisions with proficiency in other aspectsother than physical and moral courage, for instance, foreignlanguage, professionalism, and management style. Equally, the otherarticle clearly describes the importance of having technology inproduction. Apparently, the article proposes that increased output orproduction can be sufficiently achieved when a higher number ofdifferent workers are incorporated into the market. In other words, avariety of high production workers combined with technology cansignificantly improve production.
Theimportance of measurement, evaluation and reporting has beenhighlighted by the paper on organizational theories. Being able todevelop a framework that involves the consistent flow of informationis key to achieving the highest levels of production. Similarly, theneed for proper evaluation, communication and honest reporting by therespective generals has been emphasized in the other article. Mostly,the paper illustrates that one of the major letdowns of the generalsis the lack of proper information flow and reporting to bothcivilians, and the relevant authorities concerned with the variousmissions in Iraq and Vietnam as well as other combat areas.
Culturesof the Organizations
Theculture exhibited in the article concerning organizational theoriesis focused on the human behavioral factors associated withproduction. For instance, the phenomena observed that indicated anincrease in overall production regardless of external manipulations,possibly because the employees preferred to grip onto their currentjobs, fearing to lose their jobs considering the high levels ofunemployment looming during that period. Additionally, the progressin levels of production brought about a culture of specialization andthe observation that in the modern world, organizations no longer usethe classical approach that is characterized by a hierarchy ofmanagers at the top while the other lower level workers populate thebottom. In summary, the culture portrayed suggests that humanresource has changed over time into a system that utilizes technologyand a different method of interaction between managers and the staff.
Inthe generalship article, the responsibilities of a general mainlyinvolve the provision of accurate information and estimates of thepropagated outcomes to the policy makers. Additionally, the generalmust also provide the necessary plans of execution and the possibleoutcomes. However much the general has this highly esteemedfunctions, he doesn’t give the order to engage in battle. On thecontrary, war is an instrument of policy influenced by Congress.Rewarding of good qualities is critical in addition to the ways inwhich officer promotion is performed. The ability to adapt quicklyand easily is a vital characteristic that may foster the introductionand development of junior civil servants. Accountability and abilityto change and fit the ever changing demands are some of the aspectrecognized as the key to an efficient organization.