Omparison of the key management and leadership aspects of organisations in the private sector, public sector and not for profit sector.

Assignment Overview

Although organisations can be loosely defined as a group of people working toward a common goal, one of the main differences between organisations in various sectors is the goal that they have as the reason for their existence. The main priority of the private sector organisation is widely accepted to be the maximisation of shareholder wealth. Public Sector organisations tend to be driven by the objective of the provision of the best service they are able to achieve within given resource constraints while charitable organisations look to help their target a?audiencea? as much as they are able while attempting to raise the funds necessary to both achieve this while financing their operating overheads.

In addition military organisations may find it difficult to integrate a behavioural approach to management in the same way that the other organisations could due to the very nature of their existence. The need for almost absolute obedience can be seen to be in direct conflict with the goals of behavioural management and can possibly only be operated from a more scientific perspective.

Report Description

The Behavioural Approach to management gives employees more flexibility in terms of autonomy,
independence and empowerment in the organisational structure. Workers are often organised
into teams in the behavioural approach and organisations look to employ a flatter structure.

It is also more widely accepted that employees feelings are a determinant of their success in both their personal and private lives.

However, not all employees appreciate the behavioural approach to management as they feel secure with the structure of a more scientific approach. They do not necessarily want to work as part of a team and are more happy when they are given a structured process to complete their defined tasks.

FORMAT
REPORT/ESSAY/OTHER
Report. All sources should be acknowledged and a reference list should be attached.

TASKS
Write a Report (2000 words maximum) which:

Discusses the development of the behavioural approach to management in terms of leadership, motivation and managementas approach to employees and their place in the organisation. (25 marks)

Discusses the three distinct types of organisation and how their overall goal can help define how they approach the management of their people. Refer to the aspects in the first part of the report as a basis for comparative purposes. (25 Marks)

Critically evaluate whether military organisations can fully integrate a behavioural approach to management or whether their reason for existence means that they will never be able to achieve this. (30 marks).

The remainder of the marks are made up of presentation (10) and a wide level of reading with correct referencing and correct reference list layout (10).