Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
For the Organizational Analysis, you will pick an organization to follow and analyze.
I would like to examine Riverside County Office on Aging: http://www.rcaging.org/
Your project task is several-fold:
< Review/identify the major purpose(s), goals, and/or mission of the unit you analyze. What factors led to its creation? What is the organizational structure of the unit? An organizational chart is useful here.
< Describe/discuss the degree to which the unit fulfills its prescribed purpose: Where are there inconsistencies, and why? How is this evaluated, formally or informally?
< What type of environment does the organization find itself in, and how affected is it by that environment?
< Analyze the organizational culture — What types of employees/professions characterize the organization? What difference, if any, does this make? Is there evidence of a public service motive in employees or not?
< In what ways, if any, does this organization serve a diverse population and represent a diverse workplace? Can you identify ways in which this has helped or hurt the organization?
< What reforms, if any, have been attempted, and how successful have they been?
< What reforms, if any, would you suggest for the unit to better meet its goals/mission?
You must document your sources for the purpose/mission and factors which affected the organization’s creation and development.
You also need to provide support from the literature where appropriate. That means you will need a bibliography. Students find that breaking up this project into specific headings is useful for organization. These analyses tend to be about 11 pages long. It is required to be: paginated, in double-space type, well-written, and stapled in the upper left-hand corner.
Reference Section separate from 11 page body.
12 pages total