Discussion Board Forum 4 Original Post Organizational Structure

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Discussion Board Forum 4 Original Post
Organizational Structure
All work force professions face different types of business issues at some point. Faulty organizational structure can become a huge issue to experience since it can cause many other smaller problems within an organization. According to Bellini, Pereira and Becker (2016) “Organizational structure may be seen as ‘an arrangement of roles used in organizations to focus power, responsibility and accountability’ (Brophy et al., 2005, p. 29), the relationship between individuals, tasks and corresponding authority and responsibility levels, as well as work principles and norms” (Donaldson, 1996).
According to Robbins and Judge (2009) organizational structure is comprised of six parts: (1) work specialization, (2) departmentalization, (3) chain of command (4) span of control (5) centralization and decentralization, and (6) formalization. Each of these components are equally important to include within an organization. As stated previously, when one of the components lack proper form, regulation and performance—the entire organization can suffer. Each of the components will be further defined and given examples from my personal work place.
Personal experience. In the United States Air Force, I have a great example of organizational structure. Working in medical operations gives a great snapshot of blueprints which makeup the organization. For simplicity purposes, an Air Force Base (AFB) level will be dissected (instead…

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