To be able to see closely on the issue’s solution, this case analysis paper shall make use of the HR Frames and The Political Frame to be able to see what other reasons are there for the failures of the two major organizations being discussed. The treatment to the problem shall be based upon Bolman and Deal’s (2003) Reorganization of key concepts embodied in leadership theory into the different categories of structural arrangements of organizations. Indeed, it is believed by the author of this paper that one of the key solutions to this particular problem is to examine the capabilities of the leaders in handling their responsibilities not only as authorities of the organization but also as cooperative members of the officer’s circle.
Diagnosis of the Case
A) The Organization’s Structural Frame
The structural frame emphasizes the importance of formal roles and relationships. “Structures—commonly depicted by means of organizational charts—are created to fit an organization’s environment and technology” (Bolman and Deal). The focus is on organizational direction and goals, roles, policies, procedures and co-ordination and planning. TO illustrate further, the chart of officers shall be presented:
Diagram 1: Official Organizational Structure
From the given diagram, it could be observed that from the officers towards the members, the connection is hierarchical. The head officers are from the school’s administration suggesting the fact that the officers of the organization alone have a stretching responsibility towards their subordinates as well as to their authorities. Although the situation looks much of a high-leveled pressure for the officers, the SCG and BSA officers appear to be quite capable of handling the pressures. The only problem is the fact that there are certain factors of leadership that they lack in actual application of the rules of leading an organization towards its progressive state.
Along with the hierarchical arrangement, the responsibilities are also set and arranged for the sake of structural empowerment. The officers know that there are rules to follow. They may not be embedded in paper but they are innate within the organization. The high officials of the school have a certain responsibility of supporting the organization’s rightful goals while the organizations do the same towards the goals of the school. The members have the privilege to take part of all the activities prepared for them but they too have responsibility of cooperating with the officers of SCG and BSA. Leaders of the said organization in turn have responsibilities towards themselves and the lower and higher subordinates as well.