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TOPIC 3 OrganisingINTRODUCTION AND AIM OF TOPICThe aim of this topic is to explain the management function of organising. With its plans and goals clearly formulated, an organisation must decide on how to organise its resources optimally. To implement plans, someone in the organisation must perform the necessary tasks to ensure that organisational goals are achieved. Management must determine an effective way of dividing the major task into subtasks, combining these and coordinating them.Organising is the function most visibly and directly concerned with the systematic coordination of the many tasks performed in an organisation and, consequently, the formal relationships between the people who perform them. This topic deals with the principles and the process of structuring an organisation in such a way that it aligns with its plans and goals.Learning objectives After completing this topic, you should be able to:explain the concepts organising, organisation and organisation structure;explain how the organisation uses its structure to implement its strategic plans and goals;expound on the importance of organising in achieving the organisation’s goals;describe the steps to follow in designing an organisational structure;– comment on how the principles are applied in the different types of organisation structure;explain the “structure follows strategy” adage;propose recommendations regarding the design or redesign of jobs as a motivational factor;design and provide implementation guidelines for a delegation process.MNG2601/00181
TOPIC 3: ORGANISINGCONTENTTopic 3 comprises one learning unit:TOPIC 3:ORGANISINGLEARNING UNIT 8: Principles of organising82
Learning unit 8Principles of organisingContents Learning objectives 85KEY TERMS858.1 ORGANISING, ORGANISATION AND ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE858.2 IMPORTANCE OF ORGANISING85Did you KNOW?868.3 DESIGNING AN ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE868.4 PRINCIPLES OF ORGANISING868.5 AUTHORITY878.6 THE DEPARTMENTALISATION APPROACH TO ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE878.7 DESIGNING JOBS THAT MOTIVATE888.8 DELEGATION89Did you KNOW?898.8.1 Principle of effective delegation898.8.2 Advantages of delegation898.8.3 Obstacles to effective delegation898.8.4 Overcoming obstacles to effective delegation908.8.5 The delegation process90MNG2601/00183
TOPIC 3: ORGANISINGINTRODUCTION AND AIMThis learning unit focuses on organising, which is the second managerial function. Organising is concerned with creating a structure for the organisation to enable its people to work effectively towards its vision, mission and goals. In this learning unit, you will learn about the differences between organise, organising and organisational structure. You will examine the reasons why organising is important. You will learn how to design an organisational structure and about the principles of organising. Lastly, we will introduce you to authority, departmentalisation, job designing and delegation.

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