Burke-Litwin Causal Model: Key transformation or throughput processes
In this segment of our ongoing case, we will be identifying key transformation or throughput processes and looking at the relationships between them. To do this we will be drawing on the Burke-Litwin Causal Model. Thus, you will need to read the article referenced on the background information page.
The Burke-Litwin is a complicated model and is, perhaps, too big for an analysis of this size. For that reason, I would urge you to limit your analysis to those transactional variables they identify in the article.
Those variables are:
Structure (Burke-Litwin describes structure as the arrangement of the functions, people responsibilities, authorities, communication and interactions in a way that supports the organization’s mission, goals and strategy. Identify the organizational structure of PetMeds, and comment on how well it fits – or not – with the PetMeds’ strategy, as described in module 2. Be sure to specify the structure by type: matrix, team based, functional or product departmentation, organic/mechanistic, etc..)
– Tasks and Skills (Unique or core competencies)
– Management practices (e.g. participative or centralized decision making)
– Systems and Policies (information systems, financial, marketing, production, human resources, etc.)
– Work unit climate
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Individual needs and goals
Identify each of the throughput variables in your organization and explain how they are interrelated. Focus on whether they fit together or work toward opposite ends. For example, Does the Human Resource System staff the organization with workers who have the right skills for the requirements of the production system? Does the compensation system quash motivation, or the climate support individual needs and goals? Does the structure fit management practices? What synergies/problems does this cause?