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In 1986 I graduated from the Technical Institute of Hotels which is part of the Ministry of high education institutes in Egypt. I studied a unique program in F&B Management in the English language which enable me to be very much familiar studying and researching in English. Later on and after many years I start to think about taking a serious step for my personal development and decided to study the master degree in Management using the online learning technology and the American Credit Hours System, I enrolled myself in McMillan University after the University calculated my credits and they informed me that I have to gain 36 credit after successfully pass 12 courses in different management aspects and subjects plus the final dissertation. In mid 2013 I was able to complete the study and I got my degree with GPA 3.58/4.
Organizational theory is the study of the structures of organizations. Four major theories contribute to this study -- classical theory, human relations or neo-classical theory, contingency or decision theory and modern systems theory. Over time, the emphasis in organizational theory has shifted from stiff, hierarchical structures rampant in the industrial age to broader, more flexible structures more prevalent in the technological, modern age.
Classical organization theory evolved during the first half of the 20th century. It represents the merger of scientific management, bureaucratic theory and administrative theory. Scientific management theory has four basic principles: a scientific method exists to perform each task; select, train and develop workers for each task; closely supervise employees; and management's role is planning and control. Bureaucratic theory and administrative theory expanded on these principles. However, over time academics and practitioners began to view classical organization theory as too rigid and authoritative. It focused on structure and economic rewards and ignored individual freedom and the working environment.
Human relations theory also is referred to as neoclassical theory. It uses some of the beliefs of classical theory as its base but expands those beliefs to incorporate other principles. Key principles include emphasizing differences between people to create different effective motivators; and resolving creative conflict to help develop new ideas and build stronger working relationships. Another principle involves emphasizing social interactions, participative management and decision-making.
Followers of contingency theory, also referred to as decision theory, view conflict as manageable. This theory espouses the principle that organizations act rationally and linearly to adapt to environmental changes. Contingency theory assesses management effectiveness by management’s environmental adaption abilities. In addition, in volatile industries -- for example, technology -- managers at all levels must have the authority to make decisions in their area, contingent on what is happening. Companies and managers must adjust their managerial styles and techniques based on the conditions occurring around them.
The foundation of the modern systems theory is the principle that all of an organization's components interrelate nonlinearly, therefore making a small change in one variable impact many others. A small change can cause a huge impact on another variable or large changes in a variable can cause a nominal impact. Another principle is that organizations operate as open systems in dynamic equilibrium as they constantly adjust and adapt to changes in their environment.
Organizational structure pertains to the way in which companies arrange their departments. Smaller companies tend to have flatter organizational structures with few management levels. Larger companies use tall organizational structures with many echelons of management and employees. Companies use several types of organizational structure for specific roles. For example, companies using a geographic organizational structure decentralize various functions like marketing because of varying regional needs.
One role of organizational structure is efficiency. Most companies need to make the most of various resources. Duplicating raw materials or job duties is wasteful and inefficient. Consequently, a company will structure its organizational according to products and services it offers. A small software manufacturer may use a customer-oriented organizational structure because of its wide variety of customers. For example, the software company may sell to consumers, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals and health clubs. In this case, organizing departments by customers is efficient because of diversity. Product management duties may differ widely by customer type. Marketing to consumers is much different than targeting corporations.
Another role of organizational structure is harnessing experience. Companies may arrange their companies by specific functions, such as marketing, accounting, finance and engineering. The purpose of grouping departments by function is to use the experience of groups to accomplish tasks and projects. A certain synergism exists when skilled employees of similar talents work together as a whole. For example, marketing and advertising managers can can better evaluate the potential success of a new product introduction as a group.
Organizational structure in a company also enhances decision making, according to Referenceforbusiness.com. Companies will often structure their organizations to make the best decisions possible. For example, a company may decentralize its marketing to make quicker decisions locally. Consequently, the company may put marketing managers in one of four different regions. It is much easier for regional marketing managers to make local decisions about consumer needs than a marketing manager in a distant corporate office
Companies also also use various organizational structures for communication purposes. Larger companies have many levels of management. Therefore, the most effective way to communicate is usually from the top of the organization down. Executives create certain operational procedures which they communicate to directors and managers. Managers, in turn, explain these operational procedures to subordinates or hourly employees.
Organizational structure is used for span of control. For example, a vice president of marketing may be in charge of four directors: One for marketing research, brand management, advertising and public relations. The directors may have three separate groups of managers reporting to them. Span of control pertains to the number of employees an executive or manager oversees. This reporting structure is how companies establish accountability.
Your business's functions are the things it does -- production, sales, marketing, research and billing, for example. The organizational structure defines the relationship and interactions between the parts of your business, and identifies how the chain of command runs through the different levels. You can set up your business structure around your organizational functions, but even if you don't, function and structure will influence each other.
An organizational chart shows who has responsibility for different business functions.
Most businesses adopt a functional organizational structure: Different functions go into separate departments that report to department managers, who then report to someone higher up. If you adopt a functional structure, it has the advantage of clear lines of authority, and allows each employee to concentrate on her particular mission. The drawback is that you can end up with departments that don't talk to each other or cooperate well. A customer may get bounced from department to department if his problem doesn't relate to one particular function.
A divisional organizational structure spreads functions across different branches: If you have different product lines, the division for each product line has its own marketing, R&D, sales and accounting departments. The advantage of this approach is that each branch has the personnel to carry out all necessary functions. The drawback is that with employees in each division performing identical functions, you could end up with a lot of redundancy and inefficiency.
Using a matrix structure in your business can give you greater flexibility in business functions than a more hierarchical organization. In a matrix structure, each employee works in a function-based department, such as marketing or finance, but they can be assigned to projects under different managers and teamed with employees who have different functions. This structure adapts organizational function to changing organizational needs. The drawback is that the chain of command in a matrix may become cloudy and conflicted.
If you or your staff have trouble visualizing a proposed structure, you can use an organizational chart to see it clearly. The New York and Erie Railroad developed the first organizational charts in the 19th century as a way to improve management efficiency. A chart shows the lines of authority and control running between different departments and levels of management. A well-designed chart will make it easy to see who makes decisions, who reports to whom and how your organization divides up its operating functions.