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Orgnaisational Structure

  • Date Submitted: 12/04/2012 10:37 AM
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As consumers we spend our time familiarising and supporting brands, products and services with which we can identify with ourselves, who we are, who we want to become -- our likes and interests. Immediately, companies like Samsung, Mercedes Benz and Google come to mind and though each company is known for specific products and services across the spectrum: Samsung’s Galaxy S3, Mercedes Benz’s SL63 AMG Roadster and Google’s Android operating system respectively, they each follow some type of managerial structure.
However, this structure is not limited to the aforementioned companies as innumerous organizations across the globe either share the same structure or use a slightly modified structure specific to the needs of that company.
  According to Daft & Marcic, management is defined as the attainment of organisational goals in an effective and efficient manner through planning, organising, leading and controlling organisational resources. These are important functions as they determine the success of any organisation. In planning, management must define and set goals, while developing strategies for meeting those goals and formulating plans to coordinate activities.
Management must also be capable of determining what tasks need to be done, how they will be done and who is responsible for each task; they must also go about this in such a way that employees are continually motivated and excited to get work done while they [management] controls, monitors and assess performance to ensure that everything is going according to plan.  
  For a company to be holistically successful its management must be structured in such a way that there are members of the organisation with established positions of management: front-line management, middle management and top management.
Each type of management serves a critical role in the organisation. For example, front-line managers are responsible for nonmanagerial employees who either produce the organisation's products or...


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