Chaos Theory and Organisational Structure


 
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Chaos Theory and Organisational Structure
Belay Gezahegn, Director, Ethiopia, Member
The number of structures (rules and regulations) determines the performance of organizations inversely; organizational structure is determined by by external factors.
For instance, in a complex environment a small and flexible structure is preferable, while in a stable environment a big structure is appealing.
In this regard some researchers believe that organizational structure and organizational performance have an inverse 'U' relationship.
It is important to note here that in an unpredictable environment it is always difficult to identify the optimum level of structure to enhance performance.
It is to be understood that structure influences decision making and the chain of command in organizations. Chaos takes place when an organization cannot determine the optimum level of structure that will increase its performance in an unpredictable environment. In such a situation the leadership and decision making abilities of the executives are extra important....Sign up
 

 
Chaos Theory and Organizational and Lean Management
Margaret Ann Lee-Harvison, Analyst, United States, Member
I would like to understand more about what is meant by "an inverse 'U' relationship".
Also, any opinions/ideas on how Lean management relates to ...Sign up
 

 
What is Meant by an Inverted U?
Belay Gezahegn, Director, Ethiopia, Member
@Margaret Ann Lee-Harvison: If we draw a two dimensional graph with performance on Y axis and structure on X axis, w...Sign up
 

 
Chaos Theory in Its Place
Gerald V. Todd, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Chaos is the stuff of nature and natural occurrences. It is also the stuff of creativity and unexpected discoveries and meetings. In human discourse, ...Sign up
 

 
Chaos Theory as a Company Grows
Gerald V. Todd, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
In the 1960's the idea of brainstorming sessions had some play - I guess you could call it creating "forced c...Sign up
 

 
Custodian in Relation to Chaos Theory?
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@Gerald V. Todd: Thanks for sharing your valuable ideas. What do you mean with the 'custodian'? The custodian of wha...Sign up
 

 
Chaos Theory as a Company Grows
Gerald V. Todd, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
@Jaap de Jonge: I meant by 'custodian': the housekeeper, janitor, maid you might see everyday. Do you know their nam...Sign up
 

 
Respecting and Trusting Employees in Chaotic Circumstances Leads to Creativity and Innovation
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
I see. And if I understand you correcly, you mean to say that for chaos to thrive in a positive way in large organizations, top managers should respec...Sign up
 

 
 


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