Sample Literature Research Paper on Structural Frame

Bolman and Deal suggest a number of assumptions in organizations. There is an assumption that the core role of an organization is to exist as a way of serving people.  This is not the immediate assumption applicable to my organization since the motive of my organization is to make a profit, which benefits the ownership. The strategies are developed for business sustenance and productivity. People are taken as a means to the achievement of these goals and objectives.  There is no objective that says the organization has come in order to serve people. The second assumption is that organizations and people need each other. This is true for my organization. Without the people, the organization will not be able to meet its objectives or even establish them. Without the organization, people will not meet their needs. The third assumption is that people are in need of opportunities, careers, and salaries. In my organization, people work for all these three without any doubt. One thing I ask myself is why organizations cannot exist to serve people (Bolman and Deal 53-77).

There is an assumption that organizations need ideas, energy, and talent. These are basic elements of innovation and growth within an organization. In my organization, this assumption is true because of the fact that the growth of the organization from scratch has been mainly because of the energy, ideas, and talent from the people. Whenever there is a rough fit between the people and the organization, suffering happens (Bolman and Deal 53-77). Whenever the organization and the people are in conflict, the organization, and the people, suffers. Ultimately, the organization loses. In my organization, there are rarely any conflicts between the management and the employees. The final assumption is that there ever there is a good fit between the people and the organization. This is what happens in my organization. People have found meaning and satisfaction, and hence they happily give talent to the success of the organization. 

            The assumption that points most clearly to the problem in the OD challenge is that of organizations and people needing one another. In most organization, they take the people as needing the organization, with the vice versa being false.  Organizations rarely see the people as necessary (Palestini 35).

There are other reflections and insights into my process of learning, understanding or self-knowledge. The performance of any organization is based on its knowledge and understanding of the necessary and existing frameworks of production. Leadership is a larger concept that has to be instilled within a framework of production (Bolman and Deal 53-77). Every production process has to be based on a strategy that integrates the kind of leadership, production effectiveness and efficiency, technology creativity, and every other element that confirms whatever is taking place within the organization. Organizations benefit from good management, not just for the human resource, but also for the balancing of the material resources for production (Palestini 35).

It is the work of any organization to have goals and objectives. Organizations also must have objectives to necessitate for the creation and management of these objectives and goals. The nature of the objectives can be diversified in that the organization, for instance, might have short-term and long-term goals. Are the objectives top-down?

Specialization creates quality and diversification in production. With specification, every sector within an organization has to work as part of the whole. In such a case, how do organizations specialize as a way of increasing production of a single brand? Branding is a bigger picture. What are some of the specific values that an organization has to establish as a way of ensuring specialization?

Works Cited

Bolman, Lee G, and Deal, T. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. , 2013.   Internet resource.

Palestini, Robert H. Educational Administration: Leading with Mind and Heart. Lanham, Md:     Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011. Print.