Examining a Business Failure
Lakessa Monroe
University of Phoenix
January 3, 2011
Dr. Paul Sam


This paper will demonstrate the research obtained about the failure of a large organization such as Enron. The organization failure could have been predicted or explained by the specific organizational behavioral theories. Leadership, management and organizational structures will also be compared and contrasted. These also can contribute to an organizations failure.

Examining a Business Failure
In the past, present and future organizations have failed for numerous reasons. In order for organizations to be successful there needs to be key individuals in place to operate and oversee the production and services of the employees. The manager is the most important individual in the organization. A manager is defined as “an individual who achieve goals through other people” (Robinson & Judge 2011). He or she has five major functions as a manager. The functions are planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating, and controlling (Robinson & Judge 2011).
      The manager helps individuals of the organization to achieve the goals of the project. The planning and organizing function are defined as “a process that defines goals, developing plans, to coordinate and determine what tasks are to be done by the individual, who the report person” (Robinson & Judge 2011). The commanding, coordination and controlling function are just as important because these are used by managers to ensure that the project is completed on time, it allows the individual to give direction about the project, and to motivate the individuals during the project until it is completed. Managers have several roles when managing a project or an organization.
      The roles are Interpersonal, informational, and decisional. These roles allow the manager to be a motivator, leader, and liaison. For example, once a project is determined the manager must then give the information to...