the ability to identify relevant issues, recognize their importance, understand the relationships between them, and perceive the underlying causes of a situation.
..., a form of leadership in which the leader makes decisions on his or her own and then announces those decisions to the group
concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
the ability to think in abstract terms and to see how parts fit together to form a whole.
a possible future event that must be prepared for or guarded against; possibility
the process of evaluation and correcting activities to keep the organization on course.
cost of turnover
making products that meet a particular customer's needs or wants.
the grouping of jobs into working units usually called departments, units, groups, or divisions.
motivating and leading employees to achieve the organizational objectives/goals.
economic order quantity model (EQQ)
a model that identifies the optimum number of items to order to minimize the costs of managing (ordering, storing, and using) them.
using resources at the lowest cost.
resource, person that works for a business or organization that receives pay/salary/wage
an assumption that how much people are willing to contribute to an organization depends on their assessment of the fairness, or equity, of the rewards they will receive in exchange.
big wig in a business
benefits and/or recognition received from someone else
fixed position layout
a layout that brings all resources required to create the product to a central location. (construction)
finished goods inventory
goods completed but not yet sold
being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
the grouping of jobs that perform similar functional activities, such as finance, manufacturing, marketing, and human resources.
the grouping of jobs according to geographic location, such as state, region, country, or continent.
The Home Depot
human relation skills
the ability to deal with people, both inside and outside the organization.
not officially recognized or controlled
An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
the resources (labor/money/materials/energy) that are converted into outputs.
the personal satisfaction and enjoyment feel after attaining a goal.
A new product, system, or process that has never existed before, created by study and experimentation.
movement of employees from one job to another in an effort to relieve the boredom often associated with job specialization.
a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one's job or job experiences
performance of one full-time job by two people on part-time hours.
just in time inventory management (JIT)
a technique using smaller quantities of materials that arrive "just in time" for use in the transformation process and therefore require less storage space and other inventory management expense. (Wal-Mart)
lateral, I am assuming it is talking about our co-workers
the ability to influence employees to work toward organizational goals.
motivating employees to work towards reaching preset goals.
lines, I am assuming it is talking about the lines between superiors and subordinates.
a structure having a traditional line relationship between superiors and subordinates and also specialized managers (called staff managers) who are available to assist line managers.
the simplest organizational structure in which direct lines of authority extend from the top manager to the lowest level of the organization.
a process designed to achieve an organizations objectives by using its resources effectively and efficiently in a change environment.
the activities and processes used in making tangible products; also called production.
a structure that sets up teams from different departments, thereby creating two or more intersecting lines of authority; also called a project-management structure.
the creation of an item in self-contained units, or modules, that can be combined or interchanged to create different products.
an inner drive that directs a person's behavior towards goals.
very short-term plans that specify what actions individuals, work groups, or departments need to accomplish in order to achieve the tactical plan and ultimately the strategic plan.
the activities and processes used in making both tangible and intangible products.
a visual display of the organizational structure, lines of authority (Chain of Command), staff relationships, permanent committee arrangements, and lines of communication.
a firm's shared values, beliefs, traditions, philosophies, rules, and role models for behavior.
the structuring of resources and activities to accomplish objectives in an efficient and effective manner.
the goods, services, and ideas that result from the conversion of inputs.
The process of determining the organization's objectives and deciding how to accomplish them; the first function of management.
a layout that organizes the transformation process into departments that group related processes.
the purchasing of materials/obtaining something
a good, service, or idea....intangible or tangible
the organization of jobs in relation to the products of the firm.
a layout requiring that production be broken down into relatively simple tasks assigned to workers, who are usually positioned along an assembly line. (car manufacturing)
raw materials inventory
The cost assigned to goods and materials on hand but not yet placed into production. Raw materials can be traced directly to the end product. This category of inventory appears on the balance sheets of manufacturing companies. (p. 382).
the sequence of operations through which the product must pass.
the assignment of required tasks to departments or even specific machines, workers, or teams.
span of management
(wide and narrow) the number of subordinates who report to a particular manager.
the division of labor into small, specific tasks and the assignment of employees to do a single task.
the hiring of people to carry out the work of the organization.
the making of identical interchangeable components or products.
those plans that establish the long-range objectives and overall strategy or course of action by which a firm fulfills its mission.
two systems come together to better achieve goals and success.
the specialized knowledge and training needed to perform jobs that are related to particular areas of management.
a temporary group of employees responsible for bringing about a particular change.
McGregor's traditional view of management whereby it is assumed that workers generally dislike work and must be forced to do their jobs.
McGregor's humanistic view of management whereby it is assumed that workers like to work and that under proper conditions employees will seek out responsibility in an attempt to satisfy their social, esteem, and self-actualization needs.
total quality management (TQM)
a philosophy that uniform commitment to quality in all areas of an organization will promote a culture that meets customers' perceptions of quality.
occurs when employees quit or are fired and must be replaced by new employees....(equation?)
value percept theory
Argues that job satisfaction depends on whether you perceive that your job supplies the things that you value
work in process inventory
Inventory that is in the production process.