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How to Build Your Team Through Organisational Theory

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When organisational behaviour becomes a threat to the success of your business, you must be able to understand why organisational theory is so important to the way that you arrange and manage your business or non-profit establishment. Once understood, you can greatly improve turnover, sales and profits, using dynamic systems which need not be kept hush-hush by those that know. Do you want in on the secret?


What is the concept of organisational theory?

The principles that govern the structure of your organisation influences the behaviour of all of the people involved, from your employees to your end customer. They will all be affected by changes in your environment and modern technology.

Classical organisational theory is perhaps defined as old school, built formally on an accounting model.

Scientific management theory carefully measures activity and results so the tasks can be standardised and workers easily rewarded or punished.

Bureaucratic theory defines standard operating procedures for every routine task and where organisations are divided into hierarchies. These strong lines of control and authority are often seen in government and council authorities.


Understanding modern organisation theory or systems theory

A vehicle is a collection of parts that all need to be present if people or goods are to be moved from position A to position B.

Modern organisational theory sees a business or charity run along the same lines, where each of the parts are required to meet the overall targets. Where one part is removed, the system cannot work.

The idea behind this organisational behaviour is to help managers identify where a part of their system requires a change for the entire structure to work more efficiently or effectively.

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Using dynamic systems for your organisation

Modern organisations have the following similarities;

  • individuals, who have varied likes and dislikes, motives and attitudes
  • a formal organisation, where everyone understands the rules, procedures and policies
  • hierarchy structure, where everyone understands their assigned role, responsibilities and accountabilities
  • the physical environment, where the machinery and ways of completing the work as well as the technology, heating and lighting, affect the motivation of the workforce

The design of these dynamic systems are intended to bring together the attainment of common goals which require the stability of the workforce, their adaptability, their interaction and communication, as well as growth of the business and its profits.


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