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Introduction

An organizational design specifies and describes the formal and the informal structures and processes within an organization through which the organization pursues its mission and objectives. An organizational design, thus, is the framework within which an organization functions. Both internal forces and external forces influence the character of an organization’s design. An organizational design tends to be defined in terms of structure, processes, and size (Chatain & Zemsky, 2007; Knoll, 2007; Zismer, 2011). The findings of a description and an assessment of organizational design of a group practice family medicine clinic are presented in this paper. The description and assessment include the
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Evolving demographic changes in the American population also have proved to be relevant as drivers of change in organizational design at the clinic (Eppler & Mengis, 2004; Knoll, 2007; Zismer, 2011). Within the organizational structure of the clinic, philosophical reconsiderations of the vision and the mission of the practice have affected the organizational design of the clinic. The decisions reached in relation to organizational vision and mission has directly affected the character of the organization. When considered as drivers of changes in organizational design, however, it must be borne in mind that these decisions were driven in great part by the forces based in the external environment in which the clinic functions.
Description and Assessment of the Organizational Design of the Group Practice Family Medicine Clinic

Conclusion

The findings of a description and an assessment of organizational design of a group practice family medicine clinic were presented in this paper. It was found that, while both internal forces and external forces were relevant as drivers of changes in organizational design at the clinic, external forces, especially so the accountability movement and innovation in information technology exerted the strongest influences for changes. Accountability to our stakeholders through

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