Inadequate Organizational Structure, Symptoms and Effects
Grand Canyon University
MGT-605 Leadership and Organizations
Inadequate Organizational Structure And Effects
The organizational structure of a business is its foundation and is used to facilitate communication and efficient work processes. When problems arise within an organization, there are systems in place to identify and address them before they cause disruption in the workplace. If an organizational structure is not optimized or equipped to address these problems at appropriate levels, one must often travel through multiple layers of management before a decision may be rendered. These organizational structures may need to be reviewed and adjusted or changed. According to Hax, the external and internal changes call for a continuous adjustment of the organizational structure, in order to insure an optimum handling of strategic and operating activities.
In Hax and Majluf’s article (1981) they listed eight of the most common symptoms of an inadequate organizational structure. Each of these symptoms must be addressed and corrected to improve the adequacy and ensure the survival of the organizations. Focus must be kept on the important factors to ensure the success of the organization. This paper will address two of the seven symptoms and the impact they can potentially have within the organization.
Lack of Opportunities for General Manager Development
Management development has long been an important component of corporate strategic planning since the effectiveness of a manager has a tremendous impact on the success an organization. Companies must provide instruction and developmental training for managers to help them perform and execute the mission. If becoming a high performing organization is the destination, leadership is the engine (Blanchard). As such, if a company does not develop their employees into good...