The Structure And Design Of Organizations

1020 Words Nov 16th, 2015 5 Pages
The structure and design of organizations have drastically changed over the last twenty-five years. Organizations develop new goals at the beginning of the year or after the completion of previous goals, and heavily depend on planning to help achieve these goals. Planning is an integral part of organizational success, as upper management receives substantial information on various needs such as risk uncertainty, available resources, employee development, and unforeseen changes in technology (Daft, 2013). Most importantly, successful planning allows management to make effective decisions when unforeseen events arise within the organization. Not participating in planning is equivalent to taking a road trip across the country without a predetermined route or map, ineffective and meaningless. Furthermore, planning becomes more important in a world where everything quickly changes and crises are a regular part of organizational life. In today’s time, businesses have become more complex and technology is forcing organizations to constantly change or alter their goals and missions. Making a business plan more flexible prepares an organization for the worst possible outcomes, like fraud, death in the company, theft, etc. Contingency plans, continuation plans, and even SWOT analysis can go a long ways when planning for the unexpected. A SWOT analysis allows business planners to evaluate the strengths of the organization and gather new perspectives on new directions for the future…
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