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Organizational structure and Strategy – Peoples’ Bank


Organizational structure and Strategy – Peoples’ Bank 

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• Introduce the topic
• Background of the study and problem/Issue Identification
• objectives/ Issue/ Question
o How the Organizational structure (bureaucratic structure) does helps/ obstructs to achieve organizational Strategy / Mission?
• Methods
o selected organization (why you selected the org )
o Data collection/ analysis methods
• Limitations
• Organization of the study
Literature Review
• Review related literature
o better structural arrangement for achieving organizational objectives
o Theories related to structural arrangement and achieving organizational objectives
o empirical research
Description of the selected Organization
Analysis and Discussion (try to fulfill the objectives of the study)
• Main Observation
• Recommendations

Additional information


1.0 Introduction

An organizational structure can simply be explained as a pattern of relationships between members of the organization. The organizational structure facilitates a management process in creating an order and command framework that organizes, schedules, controls and controls the activities of an organization. All organizations need at least some division of worker to be able to work efficiently and to organize their members into smaller parts.
The organizational structure plays a key role in the execution of their operations. A bureaucratic organization can be identified as a sort of organization characterized by a complex and hierarchical structure with formal communication channels, a high concentration on internal processes rather than outputs, and a style that focuses on strict discipline and business continuity.
Every organization needs a structure in order to operate systematically. In most cases, organizations evolve through structures when they progress through and enhance their processes and manpower. One company may start as a pre bureaucratic company and may evolve up to a matrix organization.

1.1 Issue identification

Mainly public organizations have bureaucratic organizational structures, such as divisional or functional structure. The word of bureaucracy is generally used with an implicit application for the government office and organizations. However, bureaucracy is also an administrative system that is developed to perform a large-scale administrative work by systematically coordinating the work of many people. There may be many characteristics of bureaucracy. Bureaucratic organizations usually have an administrative class responsible for continuing the coordination activities of the members. Main features of the administrative class are as below:
• Individuals are paid and they are full time employees.
• Employees get salaries and other increments based on their positions.
• Their contract are determined by the policies and rules of the organization.
• Employees does not have any shareholding in the company (Robbins, 2001).
The main element of the bureaucratic organization or a company is that there is a hierarchy of positions in the organizations. Offices or administration unit also follow the hierarchy, ie lower level offices or administrative unit are under supervision and control of the higher level offices or administrative units. The hierarchy reflect the channel of communication and delegation of authority. Further hierarchy implies the chain of command. In bureaucratic organization, administrative process is mainly governed by the official rules. On the other hand, these rules provide stability, continuity and predictability to the organization. However to certain extent rules are stable and also and exhaustive. Another feature of the bureaucratic organization is that official authority and rules highly influence to the personal relationship among employees. Personal involvement, empathy and engagement within different administrative level is comparatively low in bureaucratic organizations (Robbins, 2001).
Maintenance of proper official records is one of another characteristic of bureaucratic organization. All the decisions and activities of the organization are officially recorded and retained for future references. This lead to excess level of paper work and filling. An official record is almost viewed as an encyclopedia of various activities performed by the organization's employees (Diasz, 2017).