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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE•

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Descriptions

• MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEERS • Series 1 Relationships • ORGANIZATIONAL AUTHORITY • Structure • DEVELOPMENT

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Organizational Structure

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Organizational Structure
Introduction Types of organizational structures Organizational growth stages and their structural impact So you still want to change your organization’s structure Preparing a memorandum for structural change Remember ……. An organogram illustrates Jobs descriptions Organizational relationships Organizational types and functions Managing members and volunteers 1-2 3 6 8 9-10 1 1 12-16 17-19 20 21-22

Table, Figures and Exercises
Figure 1: Figure 2: Figure 3: Figure 4: Figure 5: Figure 6: Exercise Figure 8: Structure
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Sometimes, in complex organizations, grades or salary bands are included to let the staff person know the level of his or her position. Because organizational needs and structures may change from time to time, job descriptions should be periodically — and systematically — reviewed. Organizational structures often reflect the level of growth, or stage, of the institution. There are at least four levels of organizational growth recognized by management professionals; sometimes additional stages are included. The four stages are: ☛ Emergent — organizations at the beginning stages with fragile management, few systems, and limited resources.

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☛ Launch or growth — organizations which have stabilized their structures, decided on their program or service mix, and are, therefore, ready to expand. ☛ Consolidation (organizations which have determined a strategic focus, strengthened systems, increased efficiency, and made progress toward greater sustainability. ☛ Mature — self-sufficient organizations which have the ability to effectively manage and adjust mission, strategy, structure, and systems in response to internal and external trends and challenges. At each stage, an organization’s structural requirements may be different. For example, a small emerging NGO may not have a complex, multi-level structure with several specific units. On the

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