February 11, 2013
Regardless of the organization someone works for all organizations are set up in specific ways to accomplish different goals. The structure of an organization can either help or hinder the organization’s progress in accomplishing their goals. Any organization large or small can accomplish their goals by matching their needs with the structure that they choose to operate with. The three main types of organization structures are functional, divisional, and the matrix structure. Organizational Model of My Organization
The organization I work for uses a functional structure. A functional structure is where people with similar skills that perform similar tasks are grouped together (D. N. Lombardi, J. R. Schermerhorn, 2007). Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an early education and family support program. This program is organized by the functions of the coordinator, the HIPPY parent, the paraprofessional, the home learning environment, the child, and the child’s outcomes (Amy J.L. Baker, 1999). With this organization’s functional structure the paraprofessional’s problems or concerns will go to the coordinator and the concerns or questions of the parents will be handled by the paraprofessional and sometimes the coordinator. The main goal of everyone involved in the organization is to make sure the children in the program have excellent school performance outcomes (Amy J.L. Baker, 1999). [pic]
Sharing Knowledge and Involving Employees in Problem Solving
All staff within the organization has the ability to stay in contact with everyone within the organization throughout the work week. This is made possible because all staff is supplied a cell phone and a laptop. My organization also holds weekly staff meeting every Monday. During staff meeting everyone gets the opportunity to discuss...