Assignment On Organizational Structure & Culture | GSK Vs PFIZER INC

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ORGANISATIONS AND
BEHAVIOUR
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1
TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1
1.1................................................................................................................................................1
1.2................................................................................................................................................2
1.3................................................................................................................................................3
TASK 2............................................................................................................................................3
2.1................................................................................................................................................3
2.2................................................................................................................................................4
2.3................................................................................................................................................5
TASK 3............................................................................................................................................6
3.1................................................................................................................................................6
3.2................................................................................................................................................7
3.3................................................................................................................................................7
TASK 4............................................................................................................................................8
4.1................................................................................................................................................8
4.2................................................................................................................................................9
4.3................................................................................................................................................9
CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10
REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................11
INTRODUCTION
Employees are the key persons of the organization, their work and skills assist business
unit in accomplishing its goal and objective. Optimistic attitude of workers support in enhancing
the working efficiency of the enterprise. Organization behaviour is concern with the operations
of an entity which impacts on the performance of the employees and corporation as well. It can
be termed as management and prediction of human behaviour which supports to encourage
people in the workplace (Saaty and Kearns, 2014). For the present report GlaxoSmithKlinc Plc
(GSK) is being taken into account. It is engaged in heath care service which discover,
manufacture and market a pharmaceutical products. Current assignment will focus on
relationship between organizational structure and culture. Impact of different leadership styles
will be illustrated in this study. It will cover the various factors which promote the development
of effective team working.
TASK 1
1.1
Hierarchical distribution of roles and responsibilities can be termed as organizational
structure. It depends upon size, scope and objective of the firm. Companies generally follow
three types of structures; Hierarchical, geographic, horizontal and matrix. In tall structure power
is in hand of higher authorities and top management takes all decisions whereas in flat structure
firms involve its staff members in decision making process and take their suggestions in each
activity. Matrix structure is differed from both above these, as in this enterprises hire skilled
person those who have knowledge about particular section (Gartner, Carter and Hills, 2016). To
compare the structure of GSK, PFIZER INC. is being taken into account. It is the competitor
brand of the cited firm.
PFIZER INC GSK
It follows the tall organizational structure.
There are several layers are present in the
system.
It follows the flat structure, there is limited
one or two layers are present.
In this structure long chain of command is
present, in each layer there is managerial
layer who control over the employees.
Short command chain is present, manager
involve its executives in decision making
process
In this structure rules and regulation play a
important role, no one can breach any
regulation of the company.
Staff members have rights to take their own
decisions and they can work according to
their norms. It encourages innovation in the
workplace.
In this structure PFIZER INC concentrate
more on its employees and motivate them by
giving rewards so that they perform better in
the workplace (Wilensky, 2015).
less supervision is here, management have
nurturing nature which helps in making
flexible working environment.
Culture
Values, beliefs, ethics of the organization are known as culture. Optimistic culture
supports in creating health working environment in the workplace. Charles Handy states the four
main types of cultures; Power, role, task and appropriate culture. GSK follows the task culture,
all members work together and they have common interest. They have strong relationship with
each other. Flexibility is included in its culture, company provides open space layout in which
all workers can discuss their issue with each other easily. PFIZER INC follows power culture in
which top management have power to take any decision (Vaccaro and et.al, 2012). Employees
cannot share their feeling even they do not have liberty to say anything.
1.2
Relationship between organization structure and culture impact on the performance of
GSK to great extent. Structure defines the job responsibilities whereas culture explains the
working behaviour of workers. As GSK follows the flat structure it gives authorities to its
employees. It enhances their satisfaction and makes them loyal towards the brand. Flexible
working hours, reward system makes them positive towards the firm. GSK values such as
integrity, transparency supports the organization in working well. It focuses on consumer
satisfaction and for that it focuses more on employees so that they treat well to customers. This
culture encourage them to do well and they put their best efforts to accomplishing the goal of the
company (Piaget, 2013). As structure of GSK is quit simple thus, employees are highly
motivated and use their innovative ideas for improving working efficiency of the firm. It makes
them positive thus, they perform well and by this way revenue of the organization get increased.
Structure of the entity helps to create healthy working environment and it increases morale of the

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