In the last byte, we looked at the definition of differentiation and integration and its relation to the organizational design and structure. In today's byte, we continue the discussion further on organizational structure - specifically a brief on organizational chart.
As mentioned earlier, organizational chart is a visible representation of the organization's stucture and its underlying components. Most organizations have a series of organizational charts showing reporting relationships throughout the system. Some of the components represented in an organizational structure are:
- Formal likes of authority and reponsibility
- Formal systems of communication, coordination and integartions.
Through the first point listed above, the organizational structure designates reporting relationships in the way jobs and departments are grouped.
The second point mentioned above summarizes the fact that, organizational structure designates the expected patterns of formal interaction among employees.