Compare & Contrast an Organisations Structure, Culture & Management

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Organisations & Management

Every organisation will have a clear direction and objective which will determine a series of activities in orchestrating both inputs and outputs to realise its goals. For this to happen, there are various basic principles that apply for organisations and management.

In order to compare and contrast these principles, we must first identify their different types of culture, structure and management styles. The following charts represent two different companies

Figure 1: Chelsea Football Club Ltd.


Figure2: Atlas Converting Ltd.


Organisational Structure & Culture

Due to the differentials in nature and type of these organisations, their goals and objectives and even the behaviour of the people that work within them will vary the structure, culture, management and functioning.

The following diagram demonstrates the contrasting difference between the two organisational structures:

The different structures identified here are necessary to provide the framework for each organisation and are developed according to the nature of its objectives.

The hierarchical structure of Altlas Converting has a much wider span of control than the Chelsea organisation, therefore a flat structure would be ineffective. Atlas is structured on the basis of strict rules and regulations in relation to health and safety and operational activity, consisting of a singular/group of power at the top with subsequent levels of power beneath. Chelsea’s has relatively ‘flat’ structure (due to the ratio of coaching staff to players) whereas the span of control is manageable therefore this type of structure is effective for its objectives, as it encourages individuals to become involved in internal matters and situations that are mutually beneficial.

The added combination of Adhocracy and Democratic enables a particular structural arrangement similar to an inverted...
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