The organic structure

The organic structure - One example of an organic structure...

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The organic structure The organic structure tends to work better in dynamic environments where managers need to react  quickly to change. An  organic structure  is a management system founded on cooperation and  knowledge-based authority. It is much less formal than a mechanistic organization, and much more  flexible. Organic structures are characterized by  Roles that are not highly defined. Tasks that are continually redefined. Little reliance on formal authority. Decentralized control. Fast decision making. Informal patterns of both delegation and communication. Because the atmosphere is informal and the lines of authority may shift depending on the situation,  the organic structure requires more cooperation among employees than does a bureaucracy.
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Unformatted text preview: One example of an organic structure is the Salvation Army. Although branches are located throughout the nation, the organization does not have a complex structure; it encourages different units to take on new challenges. The Salvation Army does not rely heavily on written rules and procedures. Therefore, this organization can create the procedures that work best as different situations arise. The Salvation Army's ability to take on new tasks and to fulfill its mission regardless of the circumstances it faces is one reason why it's a hallmark of organic organizations....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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