Characteristics of an Effective Organization: Success Inside and Out

Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should 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
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timothy gearty

Instructor bio

Tim Gearty is the National Director and Editor-in-Chief for the world’s largest CPA training program, Becker CPA Review. In addition to his editorial leadership, Tim is also Becker's National Lead Instructor, whose taped lectures are seen in over 325 locations throughout the world. 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 has developed a reputation as a specialist in business advisory services, litigation support and forensic accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants as well as a trustee of that organization. He holds a BS in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and both a MBA in Finance and Law Degree (JD) from Seton Hall University. Tim is a member of the New Jersey and American Bar Associations.

michael brown

Instructor bio

Michael Brown is the National Manager of Faculty & Distance Learning with Becker Professional Education and has extensive experience in public accounting, corporate accounting and education. Michael started out his career with Ernst & Young in their Atlanta assurance practice working with clients in manufacturing, financial services and retail. Following that, Michael spent several years in corporate accounting, gaining experience as a controller in both the real estate and service fields. Michael draws on both the variety of experience and variety of industries as he transitioned to education with Becker. As the National Manager of Faculty & Distance Learning with Becker, Michael has overall responsibility for managing Becker’s live and online faculty in the United States as well as directly managing instructors in the Northeastern US, including Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Michael also loves to be in the classroom himself, teaching Auditing, Financial Accounting and Information Technology in Becker’s Philadelphia classrooms. Beginning in 2013, Michael became a National Instructor, appearing on the Auditing lectures and in 2014 on the Business lectures as well. Mike graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and a Master of Science in Accounting. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as co-chair of the Schools & Colleges Relations Committee in the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the PICPA. He was also selected as a member of the 2010-2011 class of "40 Under 40: PICPA Members to Watch".

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