Organizational Control and Change. chapter eleven. Learning Objectives. Define organizational control and explain how it increases organizational effectiveness. Describe the four steps in the control process and the way it operates over time.
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The University of Alabama provides information for fans to be ready for football game day parking and events
This is an example of feedforward control
Managers must create output standards that motivate at all levels
Should not cause managers to behave in inappropriate ways to achieve organizational goals
Very expensive because a manager can personally manage only a relatively small number of subordinates effectively
Can demotivate subordinates if they feel that they are under such close scrutiny that they are not free to make their own decisions
Rules easier to make than discarding them, leading to bureaucratic “red tape” and slowing organizational reaction times to problems.
People might become so used to automatically following rules that they stop thinking for themselves
Why might output control be preferable to behavior control for a manager whose employees use Facebook at work?
Do you think employers should have policies to ban or limit using Facebook and similar Web sites purely for entertainment at work?