Organizing is a broad set of activities, and often considered one of the major functions of management" (McNamara 2007). In the Department of Veterans Affairs, organizing function has a great impact on HR and staff relations. In this organization, HR is concerned with a long-term and a short-term perspective; the psychological contract based on commitment and compliance; self-control and external controls. The Department of Veterans Affairs pays a special attention to selection process and development of employees who work with veterans and their families. Organizing function involves training programs for service workers and career development, promotion and personal development of employees. The core of organizing function of HR includes communication, motivation and leadership (Horts, 2002).
Within the Department of Veterans Affairs, attention is also drawn to the key role of organizational culture. For example, an "organization" means the philosophy, attitudes and actions of top managers and service workers, or possibly an individual manager. The rationale for organizing function is built on the idea that employees and clients engage in basically consistent, value-maximizing calculations or adaptations within certain constraints. ...Show more