Universal perspectives of Organizational Design

Organization Design is a formal, guided process for integrating the people, information and technology of an organization. It is used to match the form of the organization as closely as possible to the purpose(s) the organization seeks to achieve. Universal Perspectives The Bureaucratic Model Max Weber, a German sociologist, conceptualized the idea of bureaucracy. A …

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Contingency Theory, Contingency Approach

Contingency Theory refers to any of a number of management theories. Several contingency approaches were developed concurrently in the late 1960s. They suggested that previous theories such as Weber’s bureaucracy and Taylor’s scientific management had failed because they neglected that management style and organizational structure were influenced by various aspects of the environment: the contingency …

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Contemporary organisation design

The task of the manager or organisation designer is to examine the firm and its situation and to design a form of organisation that meets its needs. A partial list of contemporary alternatives includes such approaches as downsizing, rightsizing, reengineering the organisation, team-based organisations and the virtual organisation. These approaches often make use of total …

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