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A.C Peterson Farms

1) I feel that this ice cream company has provided examples of matrix structure because
it9is a structure in which the task of the organization is grouped along with two
organizing dimension simutanelously.


2) Advantages of centralizing decision making for a firm like AC Paterson Farms are more
control to top managers and maximizing efficiency. The main disadvantage is it may limit
the organization to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the environment.




Chocolate and Much More

1) The company in regards to the organizational design must be integrating mechanism,
which is a method for managing the flow of information, resources, and tasks within the
organization.


2) The repercussion of moving into new international markets without the appropriate
organizational design could be a disaster. With no formulated plan the merge in to foreign
countries will result in failure.


3) I recommend that the company seek optional plans that will benefit the strategic plan
and mission of the organization.




Ethic Case

1) If I were in Tom's position I too wold feel very uneasy. Although with serious though
Tom was chosen as the laison of production this mean his peers and boss trust his work.
Also I would develop a plan that would benefit the company as a whole not just one
department.


2) I would recommend to Tom advice the two departments to meet on a weekly basis to
restructure communication lines. From there the two should negotiate the plans for the
company and realistic accomplishments for the two departments.


3) No I can not think of any other organizational relationships or situations that might lead to a similar problem.

















Ethic Case



I. Dobbs Electronics Manufacturing Company production and manufacturing departments have
stopped communicating, which has created many problems for the company.




II. Manufacturing and production departments at the electronics manufacturing company have
halted all communications. The success of the sales can depend on presise delivery of the
product. To do this sales representatives have promised shipment due date before the
production department can produce the item. This had lead to rushing through the job,
working overtime, and reducing machine downtime for maintance. Top management has
recognized the problem and know they need to reestablish the communication between the two
departments. In attempt to solve the situation a liaison for each department was
appointed. Tom Short is the liaison for the production department, his feelings towards
the assignment deal with the concern of the way his boss and peers will view him and his
ability to work. In addition he feels the department is pressuring him into this
situation. Another problem is Tom believes if the production schedule is pushed back is
not in the company's best interest.






III. An alternative solution that the company could chose to take is have meetings on a
weekly basis between the two departments. This would force the two to begin to communicate
and work in a comfortable atmosphere. This also allows the everyone to speak freely and
taking the pressure the off the two department liaisons. Another option could be to leave
it up to the liaisons. Although this would position would have a great amount of
responsiblitiy and pressure.






IV. I would recommend to have meetings on a weekly basis between the two departments. This
would force the two to begin to communicate and work in a comfortable atmosphere. This
also allows the everyone to speak freely and taking the pressure the off the two
department liaisons.
























A.C Peterson Farms

1) I feel that this ice cream company has provided examples of matrix structure because
it9is a structure in which the task of the organization is grouped along with two
organizing dimension simutanelously.


2) Advantages of centralizing decision making for a firm like AC Paterson Farms are more
control to top managers and maximizing efficiency. The main disadvantage is it may limit
the organization to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the environment.




Chocolate and Much More

1) The company in regards to the organizational design must be integrating mechanism,
which is a method for managing the flow of information, resources, and tasks within the
organization.


2) The repercussion of moving into new international markets without the appropriate
organizational design could be a disaster. With no formulated plan the merge in to foreign
countries will result in failure.


3) I recommend that the company seek optional plans that will benefit the strategic plan
and mission of the organization.




Ethic Case

1) If I were in Tom's position I too wold feel very uneasy. Although with serious though
Tom was chosen as the laison of production this mean his peers and boss trust his work.
Also I would develop a plan that would benefit the company as a whole not just one
department.


2) I would recommend to Tom advice the two departments to meet on a weekly basis to
restructure communication lines. From there the two should negotiate the plans for the
company and realistic accomplishments for the two departments.


3) No I can not think of any other organizational relationships or situations that might lead to a similar problem.

















Ethic Case



I. Dobbs Electronics Manufacturing Company production and manufacturing departments have
stopped communicating, which has created many problems for the company.




II. Manufacturing and production departments at the electronics manufacturing company have
halted all communications. The success of the sales can depend on presise delivery of the
product. To do this sales representatives have promised shipment due date before the
production department can produce the item. This had lead to rushing through the job,
working overtime, and reducing machine downtime for maintance. Top management has
recognized the problem and know they need to reestablish the communication between the two
departments. In attempt to solve the situation a liaison for each department was
appointed. Tom Short is the liaison for the production department, his feelings towards
the assignment deal with the concern of the way his boss and peers will view him and his
ability to work. In addition he feels the department is pressuring him into this
situation. Another problem is Tom believes if the production schedule is pushed back is
not in the company's best interest.


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