There are many concepts that I have learned in this class that that have evolved my perception on not only organizational effectiveness but about the sport industry as a whole. There are so many different aspects of the sport world that we have touched base on, and I feel like I have become much more knowledgeable about how different parts of the sport industry operate.
My original organizational effectiveness philosophy discussed how effectiveness is measured by how well goals are attained (goal attainment approach) and to the extent that your organization carries out of of its priorities both internally and externally. I gave the example of my retail working experience and I stand by what i said about that organization as not being effective because even though they were "reaching" their goals and missions, they were not supplying their employees with adequate respect and opportunities that we would have received from other companies.
I believe that the best way to measure organizational effectiveness is by looking at the goals of the organization and assessing whether or not those goals are good/fit for what that organization does and where they are at as far as reputation and current effectiveness. Another important aspect to creating goals is to make them measurable, this way you can measure your organization's effectiveness and success easier and then show off that success in a way that will come across as professional and accurate. Then take those goals and see whether or not they are being reached and the way/style that they are being reached in. Such as are the goals being rushed, are they being completed to their fullest potential, and are they satisfying to both your employees and the people that you are marketing.
Overall I have not changed my philosophy on organizational effectiveness a whole lot, but I have broadened my perspective on how I look at it.