ORGANISATION STRUCTURE AND EFFECTIVENESS
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
3.0 Objectives Introduction Concept of Organisation Structure Components of Organisation Structure Types of Organisation Structure 3.4.1 Functional Structure
3.4.2 3.4.3 Divisional Structure Adaptive Structure
Dimensions of Organisation Structure Organisational Design 3.6.1 Classical form of Organisation
3.6.2 3.6.3 Alternate Design Organisational and Mechanistic Design
3.7 3.8 3.9 10.10
Organisational Effectiveness Let Us Sum Up Key Words Terminal Questions
After studying this unit, you should be able to: · discuss the concept of organisation structure;
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explain the components of organisation structure; analyse the dimensions of organisation structure; discuss the model of organisation designs; and explain the determinants of organisational effectiveness.
In an organisation, a number of activities are performed. These activities are required to be coordinated. Organisation structure is designed for division of tasks, grouping of activities and coordinating and controlling the tasks of the organisation. The detailed study of all components and dimensions of organisational structure is required for creation of efficient and stable structure. Well designed organisation structure facilitates the smooth functioning of the organisation. In this unit, you will learn the concept, components and types of organisation structure. You will further learn the dimensions of structure and the models of organisational designs. You will be familiarised with the determinants of the organisational effectiveness.
CONCEPT OF ORGANISATION STRUCTURE
Organisation structure may be defined as the established pattern of relationships among the components of the organisation. Organisation structure in this sense refers to the network of relationships among individuals and positions in an organisation. Jennifer and