When is an Organization Design Good? 7 Indicators of an Effective Organization

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Marten van der Zee
Analyst, Netherlands
Today, most managers believe that happy, committed, actively involved employees and a positive corporate culture are important measures of effectiveness. Richard L. Daft in his book 'Organization Theory and Design' says there are seven indicators of an effective organization as seen from an internal process approach: 1. Strong corporate culture and a positive working climate. 2. A high team spirit, group loyalty and teamwork. 3. Confidence, trust and communication between employees and management. 4. Decision making near sources of information, regardless of where those sources are on the organizational chart. 5. Undistorted horizontal and vertical communication; sharing of relevant facts and feelings. 6. Good rewards to managers for performance, for growth and development of workers and for creating an effective work group. 7. Interaction between the organization and his parts, with conflict that occurs over projects resolved in the interest of the organization. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Marcel Wiedenbrugge
Consultant, Netherlands

Seven Indicators for Good Organizational Design

I would call this the holistic approach, which is (...)

  Ruud Trietsch
Business Consultant, Netherlands

Organization Design: 7 Indicators of Effectiveness

In addition to Marcel Wiedenbrugge: these indicato (...)

  Eric Schmitz
Consultant, Belgium

How can there be an Effective Organization Without Focus on the Customer?

Indicators of an effective organization as seen fr (...)

  Loek Hopstaken
Consultant, Netherlands

More Indicators of an Effective Organizational Design

Daft mentions good points, but misses i.m.o. some (...)

HR Consultant, Spain

How can you Measure those Internal Indicators?

The purpose of an effective organization is respon (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Thinking from an Inside-out Paradigm

I sense we have always looked at an organization c (...)

Management Consultant, Hong Kong

I'd Prefer Things More Fact Based

In lean management you'll find things like these: (...)

  John Chamberlin

Compare Demings 14 Points for TQM

I suggest you compare / contrast those 'Seven Indi (...)

  Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan

Fluid Organograms Via Clutter Free Communication

I endorse Eric Schmitz’s and John Chamberlain’s vi (...)

  Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos
Business Consultant, Greece

Indicators of an Effective Organization

Hi Marten, these principles are very correct. For (...)

  Ulrich Schweiker
Director, Germany

In Favor of Complexity ..

.. I prefer to view an organization BOTH ways: ins (...)

  Sarel Rossouw
Business Consultant, South Africa

Indicators for Effective Organizations

I suggest to add: - Clearly defined, internalised (...)

  Gerhard Friedrich

Tools / Indicators for Effectiveness of Organization

A lot of helpful comments. But some members have s (...)

  Kurt Ludikovsky
Consultant, Austria

Relevance of the Sector in which the Organization is in

It's maybe also a question in which sector are we (...)

analysts, Australia

Indicators of Good Organisational Design - An Organization is a Living Thing

An organization is living entity, thing. To fight (...)

  Raziq Hussain
Manager, Pakistan

Additional Indicators of an Effective Organization

I agree an inside-out approach/look is also necess (...)

Student (MBA), Iran

How to Measure if these Criteria Have been Met?

These 7 criteria for organizational effectiveness (...)

  Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan

Ethical Performance and Compensation

@Sarel Rossouw: - Clearly defined measurements of (...)

  Enrique Benjamin Franklin F.
Professor, Mexico

Indicators for Effective Organizational Design

The organizational design is key for an organizati (...)

  Rashid Ali Baloch
Manager, Pakistan

7 Indicators of an Effective Organization

I guess the more important indicator of an effecti (...)

  Ulrich Schweiker
Director, Germany

Dealing with Complexity

Dealing with complexity demands a different approa (...)

  Enrique Benjamin Franklin F.
Professor, Mexico

Are these 7 truly 'Indicators' of an Effective Organization?

I think you mentioned something important. Daft ha (...)

  Ruud Trietsch
Business Consultant, Netherlands

Toyota Production System (TPS) - House of TPS

For a "best practice" in history, I would like to (...)

  Ulrich Schweiker
Director, Germany

Developing in Circles

@Ruud Trietsch: Yes - and no: Toyota has obviously (...)

  Kurt Ludikovsky
Consultant, Austria

Use the 7 Elelements for Managing Complexity Down the Organisation

@Ulrich Schweiker: now even as I agree that those (...)

Professor, United States

Six Sigma Did not Originate in Toyota

@Ruud Trietsch: Sorry, Six Sigma did not originate (...)


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