Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Organizational Structure Part 2

  • The Organizational Chart
    • A representation detailing all individuals, positions, reporting relationships, and formal lines of communication within the organization
  • The Organizational Chart
    • An organizational chart illustrates
      • Division of Work
      • Managers & Subordinates
      • Type of Work
      • Business Functions
      • Levels of Management
  • Dimensions of Organizational Structure
    • Specialization
      • How Tasks and Roles are Allocated
    • Standardization
      • How an organization adopts procedures
    • Formalization
      • The degree to which rules and procedures are documented
    • Centralization
      • The degree to which authority and decision making are located at the top of the organization
    • Configuration
      • The shape of the organization’s role structure
    • Traditionalism
      • The way procedures are understood or  ‘the way we do things around here’
  • Four Underlying Dimensions
    • Structuring of Activities
      • The extent to which there are defined regulation of employee behavior
      • Processes supported
        • Specialization
        • Formalization
        • Standardization
    • Concentration of Authority
      • The extent by which authority is located centrally either at the top of the organization or at a headquarters
    • Line Control of the Workforce
      • The extent by which control of the work is under the control of line management rather than through other interpersonal and detached procedures
    • Supportive Component
      • The comparative size of the administrative and other personnel outside that of the core workflow personnel
 Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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