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Organisation Structure: Meaning, Elements and Forms

After reading this article you will learn about:- 1. Meaning of Organisation Structure 2. Elements of Organisation Structure 3. Forms. Meaning of Organisation Structure: Organisation is “establishing effective behavioural relationships among persons so that they may work together efficiently and gain personal satisfaction in doing selected tasks under given environmental conditions for the purpose of […]

Difference between Mechanistic and Organic Organisation Structure

This article will help you to differentiate between mechanistic and organic organisation structure. Difference # Mechanistic Organisation Structure: 1. Mechanistic organisation structure is pyramid shaped with authority centralised at the top. 2. It follows hierarchy of command. 3. Mechanistic organisation structure emphasises on narrow span of control. 4. There is intense division of labour and […]

Merits and Demerits of Network Organisation

After reading this article you will learn about the merits and demerits of network organisation. Merits of Network Organisation: Network organisation has the following merits: 1. It is very wide in scope. It can link subsidiaries across the world with the head office. Though subsidiaries are linked with the head office, most of the decisions […]

Designing the Project Organisation Structure: 2 Forms

Project organisation can be designed in two forms: 1. Pure project organisation 2. Matrix organisation. The pure project organisation is suitable for small number of big-sized projects which have long time duration and, therefore, a separate division is created for each project for the life of the project. These divisions disappear once the project is […]

Design of Organisation Structure: 9 Factors

This article throws light upon the nine main factors to be kept in mind while designing the organistaion structure. The factors are: 1. Strategy 2. Technology 3. People 4. Tasks 5. Decisions 6. Informal Organization 7. Size 8. Environment 9. Managerial Perceptions. Factor # 1. Strategy: Strategy determines a course of action to direct the […]

Merits and Demerits of Committee

After reading this article you will learn about the merits and demerits of committee. Merits of Committee: Committees are formed to carry out responsibilities that single individuals cannot and, thus, offer the benefits of group dynamics. The committee form of organisation has the following merits: 1. Group Interaction: When a committee is formed to look […]

Making Committees Effective: 7 Guidelines

This article throws light upon the seven main guidelines to be followed for making committees effective. 1. The objective or purpose of forming the committee must be clearly specified. Every subject cannot be discussed in the committees. Only matters that require group decision making, related to different departments should be delegated to committees. Matters which […]

Classification of Organisational Formats: 2 Categories

After reading this article you will learn about the classical and contemporary organisational formats. Classical Organisational Formats: These formats view organisation “as a process of construction in which a great number of small work units are built into jobs, departments, divisions and finally a whole institution.” — Keith Davis These formats group activities into smaller […]

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