Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Organizational Design & Structure

In the last byte, we looked at the managerial implications of the discussion on work/task design. In today's byte, we begin our discussion on Organization Design.

Organization design refers to the process of constructing and adjusting an organization's structure to achieve its goals.
The starting point of this design process is the organization's goals - these goals are then broken down into tasks as the basis for jobs. These jobs are grouped into departments [Recollect the earlier discussion on the business functions here] and these departments are linked into forming the organizational structure.

Going ahead we shall discuss about:
  1. Design Processes of Differentiation and Integration
  2. Design dimensions of an organizational structure
  3. Structural Configurations of organizations
  4. Size, technology, environment, strategy and goal - their inter relations
  5. Forces shaping today's organization

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