Characteristics of an Effective Organization: Success Inside and Out


The success of a company depends on everything from its decision-making processes through its organization, the way it manages and motivates people, and the styles of its leaders. Learn the best practices of companies that build success from the inside out.

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Learning Objectives

Through relevant, easy-to-understand examples, illustrative questions and critical definitions, participants will gain a practical understanding of the leading characteristics of effective companies that they will be able to successfully leverage in real-world applications. After completing the session you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature and process of decision making, including the barriers to effective decision making and techniques to improve decision making
  • Define and recognize the characteristics of departmentalism, span of control, line and staff authority, classical theory of organization and management, matrix management, centralization/decentralization and reengineering
  • Recognize the characteristics of an effective organization, including sources of power, delegation of authority, managing change, organizational culture, and multinational/diversity issues
  • Recognize the characteristics of effective organization of jobs and teams Identify the issues related to staffing and managing human resources
  • Recognize the characteristics of various leadership styles
  • Identify the various motivation theories and methods
  • Define and recognize the various communication models, media for communications and how to improve communications
Instructor Tim Gearty

Instructor bio

Tim Gearty is the Editor-in-Chief for Becker. In addition to his editorial leadership, Tim also serves as National Lead Instructor for Becker. Tim is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on a variety of accounting and tax topics, and has appeared as keynote speaker for several Fortune 100 companies as well as many national associations. He has frequently been called upon over the past twenty years to present accounting and tax topics to large groups, organizations, and corporations, accounting firms and in legal proceedings. Tim is a partner in Gearty & McIntyre, LLP, CPA, a firm which specializes in business advisory services, litigation support and forensic accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member and trustee of the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants. He holds a BS in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and both an MBA in Finance and Law Degree (JD) from Seton Hall University. Tim is a member of the New Jersey and American Bar Associations.

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