Skip to main content

2.2 Organisational structure - notes


In the previous section we looked at human resource planning. We now move on to look at organisational structure, examining the informal and formal organisation and the organisation of human resources within the structure of the business as represented by the organisation chart.

\\\file server\TripleA\Design\icons\small\core.gif

By the end of this section you should be able to:

  • Construct different types of organisation charts and describe their nature
  • Analyse changes in organisational charts and their effects
  • Identify why firms need to organise employees in particular ways
  • Analyse methods of organising human resources that are used by different organisations
  • Analyse how ownership and control differs between different organisations and evaluate the most appropriate form
  • Analyse the separation of ownership and control
  • Compare and contrast the objectives of non-profit and profit making organisations and analyse their impact

C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\3NXEDMZM\HL (2).gif

  • Explain how organisational structures affect employee motivation, communication and performance
  • Discuss factors influencing the degree of centralisation and decentralisation
  • Discuss the development of more flexible organisational structures
  • Apply the theories of writers such as Mintzberg and Peters
  • Analyse the reasons behind , and the effects of moving some human resource functions to external organisations located nationally or globally
  • Evaluate whether firms will benefit from outsourcing, offshoring and the migration of human resource functions