Organizational Interdependence. Facilitator and Course Coordinator Vinayshil Gautam PhD , FRAS (London) (Founder director IIM K; Leader consulting team IIM S) A AI Sager Chair Professor and first head, Management department, IITD Chairman DKIF. Agenda.
Facilitator and Course Coordinator
Vinayshil Gautam PhD , FRAS (London)
(Founder director IIM K; Leader consulting team IIM S)
A AI Sager Chair Professor and first head,
Management department, IITD
Organization as network of
Focus can be on
People who relate
Contribution of relationships
Webster defines a system as a "regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole," which "is in, or tends to be in, equilibrium"
System consists of interdependent elements
System theory assumes that organizations and their subsystems pursue certain goals.
In a System having n elements, we have n(n-1)
relationships to be examined besides the n elements.
Source : http://faculty.pnc.edu/arw as on 3/11/2005
Interaction between individuals
Sentiments or attitudes
Organizations compete in different ways:
-- Brad Berger, Publisher of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies.
The attributes of outsourcer-vendor relationship include
The administration of the contract between the customer and the outsourcer requires
Source: ISRC Notes – April 2000 “Negotiating and Managing Vendor Relationships”
--Tim Goles and Jim Crompton
“the result of incompatible potential relationships. The process begins when one party perceives that another party has impeded, or will frustrate, one or more of its concerns.”Gordon (1991)
Dysfunctional Conflict inhibits
achievement of organizational goals!
Level of Intergroup Conflict
Organization Characterized By
Level of Organizational Performance
Slow adaptation to environment
Few changes Little stimulation of ideas
Low or none
Positive movement toward goals
Innovation and change
Search for problem solutions
Creativity and quick adaptation
to environmental changes
Interference with activities Coordination difficulties
Organization- a goal oriented association
Complexity of tasks
Knowledge and skill
Effective division of work among participant
Interdependency between goals and subgoals
DependencyExample of Coordination process
(planning, org, dir, controlling )
(upward flow of results,
IIIrd edition, Jerry L Gray & Fedrick A Starke.
Charles E Merrill Publishing Company, 1984.
Prof Vinayshil Gautam, DMS IIT Delhi.