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Organizations in the Future

What is the best organizational structure for the future? Of course. this question is difficult to answer because it requires the ability to predict economic. politi- cal, and social conditions. Nevertheless. we can make several observations. Organizational theorists have suggested-a horizontal model for corporations in which both hierarchy and functional or departmental boundaries would largely be eliminated. In the horizontal structure, a limited number of senior executives would still fill support roles (SUd1 as finance and human resources) while everyone else would work in multidisciplinary teams and perform core processes (such as product development or sales generation). Organizations would have fewer layers between company heads and the staffers responsible for any given process. Performance objectives would be related to the needs of customers; people would be rewarded not just for individual performance but for skills development and team performance. If such organizations become a reality, organizational charts will more closely resemble a pepperoni pizza than the traditional pyramid-shaped stack of boxes connected by lines.

Ultimately. everyone has a stake in seeing that organizations operate in as humane a fashion as possible and that channels (or opportunity are widely available cal and social conditions. Nevertheless. we can make several observations. Organizational theorists have suggested-a horizontal model for corporations in which both hierarchy and functional or departmental boundaries would largely be eliminated. In the horizontal structure, a limited number of senior executives would still fill support roles (SUd1 as finance and human resources) while everyone else would work in multidisciplinary teams and perform core processes (such as product development or sales generation). Organizations would have fewer layers between company heads and the staffers responsible for any given process. Performance objectives would be related to the needs of customers; people would be rewarded not just for individual performance but for skills development and team performance. If such organizations become a reality, organizational charts will more closely resemble a pepperoni pizza than the traditional pyramid-shaped stack of boxes connected by lines. Ultimately. everyone has a stake in seeing that organizations operate in as humane a fashion as possible and that channels (or opportunity are widely available

Posted on September 7, 2014 in Society,Social,Structure And Interaction

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