The Role Of Contemporary Organisational Structures And How It Is Influencing People Management Practices

1068 Words Feb 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction
This essay is a description of contemporary organisational structures and how it is influencing people management practices. Moreover, it will also outline the flexibility within the contemporary organisations. I am focusing mainly on contemporary organisation studies by which we can understands how an innovative strategy leads to new job design, organisation structure and ultimately people management practices. Now-a-days, it is an essential tool in any organisation high performance or resistance. I have critically analyzed and discussed the issues related to this essay.
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Contemporary term originates in mid-17th century rom Latin word. Ever since the term ‘Organisation’ was coined, there has been never-ending debate
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Contemporary organisations make their decisions based on their size and complexity structure. It is effective too as they can adapt quickly. Traditionally, creating separate departments such as Marketing, Finance etc. that function merely independently works well for larger companies in stable businesses. But a business that changes swiftly, opting a more flexible and adaptive structure will lead the company to high performance. Moreover, big contemporary organisations prefer to centralize their head offices as it is cost effective. Matrix structure (in which expert staff splits their time between different tasks) of organisation should be proper. Reporting to 2 different administrators could lead a confusion and they should also foster innovation initiative in staff.
‘Chaos theory’ actually have supported the statement of being a contemporary organisation in terms of making business. Surprisingly, it suggests that if organisations go more complex, more volatile they become. Consequently, organisations must have to spend a lot of energy to maintain that complexity. The more they expand the energy, they seek more structure to maintain stability. Now-a-days, this phenomena is common in contemporary organisations to resist change.

Furthermore, Flexibility in the Contemporary organisations is a result of competition and a sign of adaptability due
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