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This book provides an insight into how organisations function to achieve their long-term objectives. It will be useful to practising managers as well as those entering the management profession.
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  1. Meaning and Objectives 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Meaning 
    3. Need For Organisations
    4. Principles of Organisation 
    5. Characteristics of Organisations 
    6. Features of Modern Organisations 
    7. Advantages of Organisation 
    8. Basic Principles of Effective Organisations 
  2. Types of Organisations 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Change of Status 
    3. The Co-Existence of Formal and Informal Organisations
    4. Objectives of Organisations 
    5. Categories of Organisations 
    6. The Interdependence of Organisations 
  3. Ownership of Organisations 
    1. The Sole-Proprietor Business 
    2. Business Partnership Firms 
    3. Limited Liability Companies 
    4. Cooperative Organisations 
    5. Other Types of Organisations 
  4. The Organisation and Its Environment 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Systems Theory 
    3. The Organisation As A System 
    4. Equilibrium 
    5. Feedback And Control 
    6. Standards In Management/Administration 
    7. An Organisation’s Interaction With Its Environment 
  5. Structures of Organisations 
    1. Introduction 
    2. Importance of Organisational Structure 
    3. Requirements of Organisational Structure 
    4. Designing Organisational Structure 
    5. Elements of Organisational Structure 
    6. Delegation 
    7. Organisational Restructuring For Growth 
    8. Organisation Charts 
  6. Styles of Organisational Structure 
    1. Line Organisational Structure 
    2. Functional Organisational Structure 
    3. Line And Staff Organisational Structure 
    4. Divisional Organisational Structure 
    5. Importance of Organisation Charts 
    6. Systems Diagrams 
    7. Organisation of A Typical Limited Company 
  7. Departments 
    1. The Purchasing Department 
    2. The Finance Or Accounts Department 
    3. The Production Department 
    4. The Sales And Marketing Department 
    5. The Stores/Warehouse Department 
    6. The Human Resource Department 
    7. The Office – Centralization And Decentralization 
    8. Inter-Departmental Cooperation And Coordination 
    9. Internal Communication 
    10. Structures of Non-Manufacturing Organisations 
    11. Committees 
  8. References 
  9. About the Author

Organisations – both formal and informal – are an integral part of our life. They provide us opportunities for a wide variety of engagement e.g. employment, business, social service, entertainment etc. Unless these organisations are set up in a professional manner, they are likely not only to hamper the progress and development both of the organisation and their personnel but will also defeat the very purpose for which they are set up. This book provides a clear insight into the way organisations function – and must function – in order to achieve their long-term objectives.

About the author

Dr. Manmohan Joshi, M.A., M.Ed., Cert. EA, Dip. HRD, Dip. Mgmt. (UK), MBA, Ph.D. (Mgmt.), has over 45 years’ teaching, training and administrative experience. He has worked as Principal of large and reputed educational institutions in India, Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman. For his work on Innovative Practices in Value Education he was awarded by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, India.

He is also the recipient of the Best Teacher Award from the Govt. of Tamilnadu (India) as well as the Central Board of Secondary Education, India.

He has presented papers at various national and international conferences under the auspices of UNESCO. He has also conducted various workshops for teachers, students, parents and administrators. The topics covered a wide area viz., Leadership and Team Building, Value Education, Administration Skills, Career Guidance, Effective Decision Making in Administration, Effective Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationships, Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation, Skills in Dealing with Managers, Secretarial Skills. He has also authored several books on different subjects.

He has also worked as Acting Chief Executive & Consultant for a reputed Training Institute in the Sultanate of Oman. He is now Head-Content Development at Acharya Education Services, Bangalore, India, and conducts workshops and training programmes for college professors, teachers and teacher educators. He is actively involved in teaching students of MBA, Education and Law.

About the Author

Manmohan Joshi