1. Why is the concept of organizational structure so important to managing organizations?
1. Organizational structure is particularly important for decision making. Most companies either have a tall or flat organizational structure. Organational structure is also important because it enables the distribution of authority. When a person starts a job, he knows from day one to whom he will report. Most companies funnel their ...view middle of the document...
The linear structure of functional and product organizational structures allow supervisors to better evaluate the work of their subordinates. Supervisors can evaluate the skills employees demonstrate, how they get along with other workers, and the timeliness in which they complete their work. (Suttle, 2013)
2. What is the "structure" of your current (or most recent) organization? Has it been effective during the current economic times? Why? or Why not?
The structure of my most current organization is "Total View" on my job at StateFarm, it's a program that has our schedules everyday, this program lets me know when to take my breaks, what time to go to lunch, and the time I am to be on the phone, more importantly it keeps up with how long I've been off the phone. My manager can keep track of whether or not I've been in adherence.
In my opinion, this has not been effective during the current economic times.
References Suttle, R. (2013). The Importance of Organizational Structure. Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-organizational-structure-2783.html
Lester, D., & Parnell, J. A. (2013). Organizational Theory A Strategic Perspective