Differences Between Organizational Structures And Cultures

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Task one – Compare and contrast organisational structures and cultures For any organisation type, such as Sole trader, Partnership, Public sector, Limited and Public limited organisation, there are organisational cultures and structures associated with them. A formal organisational structure is deliberately constructed to fulfill specific goals: Objective of organisation structure Reason To co-ordinate the objectives and activities of separate units So that overall aims are achieved without gaps or overlaps To link individuals in an established network of relationships So that authority, responsibility and communication can be controlled To group together the tasks required to fulfill the objectives of the organisation as a whole and to allocate them to suitable groups It may be done on the basis of business function, demographics or product type To enable the follow of work information and other resources through the organisation, via clear lines of communication and co-operation So that all the different parts of the organisation are able to meet their objectives To allocate to groups or individuals the authority they require to perform their functions, as well as to account for their performance to their seniors This creates a hierarchy or chain of command, whereby authority flows downwards to each level within the organisation An informal structure, as the name suggests, it refers to an informal organisation where the idea of a network of relationships,
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