Throughout the semester we have learned about what it means to be an effective organization. There have been different ideas about measuring the effectiveness and success of an organization some of which complimented each other while others contradicted one another. However, my personal philosophy pertaining to what constitutes an effective organization has changed slightly if at all. I continue to firmly believe that an organization needs a strong leader to serve as a role model and the standard that everyone tries to live up to. They help pave the road to reaching their goals and help keep everyone on track in order to meet those objectives. A leader should be able to rally his troops and get them excited and passionate about what they are doing. If he cannot keep morale up and people happy then he should just accept the fact that the work will not be optimum. Along with a strong leader, open communication between all members of an organization is necessary to form strong relationships and build trust between people. When people work around the same values and beliefs, they are much more likely to accomplish their goals. Shared ideals creates for a tighter bond between individuals and makes them see each other as more than just a coworker but a friend and someone to look out for. If the innerworkings of an organization are in turmoil, there can be no hope of attaining success. Everyone needs to work together in order achieve what they set out to do.