Organizational Structures & Employment

An organizational structure consists of activities such as task allocation, coordination and supervision, which are directed towards the achievement of organizational aims. It can also be considered as the viewing glass or perspective through which individuals see their organization and its environment.Organizational structure allows the expressed allocation of responsibilities for different functions and processes to different entities such as the branch, department, workgroup and individual.An organizational structure is the framework that helps employees achieve their goals and do their jobs. An efficient company structure can benefit the organization in several ways, including making it easier to delegate responsibility and effect change throughout the organization. To benefit from a strong framework, it is important to understand the advantages of organizational structure.

Unified Marketing Message A company can present a unified front to customers, vendors and investors when a common marketing message is used throughout the organization. A unified marketing message can help the entire company better understand its marketing goals, and then work together to achieve them. When multiple departments are involved in a single endeavour, a unified marketing message can be essential to project success.Succession A strong organizational structure is better able to prepare qualified employees for management. When the company operates under a strong structure, a comprehensive management training plan is easier to create and execute to help maintain a strong managerial core. Departments can work together on a developmental plan to help encourage the training of managerial candidates within any department Focus on Strategy Using a strong organizational structure allows a company to better focus on a single set of goals instead of each group working towards its own agenda. This is the result of the flow of communication an organizational structure offers, as well as the establishment of responsibility and respect for the company hierarchy that comes from strong structure. It helps the company to use resources wisely in the pursuit of company goals as opposed to doubling efforts or experimenting with options perhaps not in the company's best interests.Training A good organizational structure makes employee training easier to administer, and it also allows it to remain flexible based on the changes within the organization. When organizational structure regulates the flow of information, then changes within that information are easier to monitor and better adaptable for a company-wide training program.Decision Making An organizational structure can make decision making a more efficient process. When a defined hierarchy is in place, the company is better equipped to make important decisions and adjust practices to meet the demands of competition.