Organizational Design

The concept of organizational design is as old as the organization itself, but surprisingly most of the people working in the organization and for the organization are not aware of the organizational design.

In simple words OD defines the philosophy of an organization. It not only deals with policy making, but includes all aspects of the organization. It is an organizational design that fosters or inhibits creativity and innovation in an organization.

A company with a good organizational design can easily achieve its target. All the processes and procedures of the company will be synchronized with the goal and objective of the company. The entire system from the top to bottom level will work towards the goal and will explore the available resources to achieve its goal.

A successful organizational design is a far cry without proper planning and management. Everyone involved in the company whether its the top management class or lowest working class all should be well-aware of the purpose of a company and anyone who is unaware of the organization’s goal will not play his or her part in the company’s progress with full enthusiasm and it could be detrimental in the long run.

In a good organization each and every person knows his duty and is responsible to play the part with full commitment. This is possible only when each individual is delegated the right job suiting his attitude and aptitude.  They are not given less or more than what they can do-optimal work distribution is the norm.

Good management is the most important aspect of organizational design. The success and efficiency of the management are largely decided by the team leader. It is the efficiency of the team leaders that lead the subordinates to give their best and play their part sincerely in achieving the target. A good TL always works in collaboration with other team member and brings unity among the team players. A good TL always motivates its subordinate to such an extent that they start putting the company’s interest over self- interest.

The success of a company is largely determined by its OD, OD decides whether the company will be able to chase its goal within limited time and resources or not. A company with good OD will design and plan a strategy that will help it achieve its goals without many difficulties. There are enough number of companies that are not exactly aware of the term OD, but their activities and procedures clearly indicate that they strive to become more productive and successful.

There are many ways in which companies can improve their organizational design, though none of the methods promise you overnight results but following a few points could help companies in achieving their organizational design. Consistent and sincere approach will surely bring significant changes in an organization.

The management functionalities should be managed by efficient people.  A person with team spirit and ability to unite people in the form of a team should be organizing people to meet the organization’s needs. Hire a person for the managerial post who has all the qualities of a good leader. A good team leader is well aware of its team member’s strength and weakness, and distributes the task depending on individual’s capabilities and helps them in playing their part successfully in the growth of an organization.

In an organization everyone should know his role and duty; this means everyone working in your establishment should know what they are working towards. It helps people in deciding their role and contribution in the company’s growth and success and motivates them to provide the best.

Communication is the key to success and so it’s true regarding OD as well. A good OD facilitates smooth communication among various departments. The flow of communication should be smooth and clear among seniors and subordinates.

Change is the nature of law and the same is true regarding organizations as well. To grow and learn an organization should develop a positive attitude towards change and should incorporate changes easily. Companies that are risk takers are considered to be the ones with the best organizational stability nowadays.

OD is not a Herculean task; just proper planning and management could make the task easier.

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  • Hklrao

     An Execellent article on OD. A must read for HRD

    OD through Six- Sigma

    Every organization
    must periodically, understand, measure  &  reorganize to bring
    innovation &  fresh life, Organizational Diagnosis (OD) is a vital
    aspect  of all Organizations including the fast growing and the dynamic
    organizations.Even among the 
    best performing organizations ,Quality levels, Productivity and
    Motivation levels  start  showing a
    declining trend  over a period of time,  when measured
    statistically.Six- Sigma is an
    effective  and  easily implementable tool  to measure and understand the

    levels of performance and extent of wastage that has been going on
    unnoticed . Six- sigma can be implemented and practiced silently  to
    measure the undercurrents.Manufacturing , services and trading
    organizations  and also Educational Institutions and Universities  must
    carry on OD every three years to measure statistically  the value of
    various key parameters.i have done significant work in the OD areas
    adopting Statistical Methods and techniques. Educational Institutions,
    health care  systems will need these approaches and would immensely
    benefitTo get some 
    insights  contact; hklrao@gmail.com  BEFORE  SEPT 5,and also READ THE ARTICLEDr. H.K.LAKSHMANrAO

     

  • Hklrao

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    Every organization
    must periodically, understand, measure  &  reorganize to bring
    innovation &  fresh life, Organizational Diagnosis (OD) is a vital
    aspect  of all Organizations including the fast growing and the dynamic
    organizations.Even among the 
    best performing organizations ,Quality levels, Productivity and
    Motivation levels  start  showing a
    declining trend  over a period of time,  when measured
    statistically.Six- Sigma is an
    effective  and  easily implementable tool  to measure and understand the

    levels of performance and extent of wastage that has been going on
    unnoticed . Six- sigma can be implemented and practiced silently  to
    measure the undercurrents.Manufacturing , services and trading
    organizations  and also Educational Institutions and Universities  must
    carry on OD every three years to measure statistically  the value of
    various key parameters.i have done significant work in the OD areas
    adopting Statistical Methods and techniques. Educational Institutions,
    health care  systems will need these approaches and would immensely
    benefitTo get some 
    insights  contact; hklrao@gmail.com and also READ;

     

  • Naveed ali

    Anyone can send the organograph of Administration(Admin)

  • Valan

    The aricle is good,Any organisation wanded to impro they will go for OD process along with some people and some experts.The go ing to the od process the org is already discussing with consultant to whome the org hiring for od process.The management is alredy dicussing with experts we completing the od we want our org like this.
    The expert taking note from management he /she will start the OD process along with selected people from the organistion.After the discussion the expert insist on management alreday told him .This is the way OD process will take place in the NGO sector.
    If we want dicuss together to achive the org goal al of us to disscuss openly and arrive future our org to going to the which direction.This is collective  and team work.

  • Debashis Kanungo

    Org. design & structuring is a scientific process which should be undertaken at the beginning of a planning stage based on purpose and timeline of achieving the purpose. This can be used during start up or restructuring with the involvement of all core functional heads steered by HR.
    I was wondering if there are specific project management approach to organization design and any such institution offering it. Assimilating what I read to “Good to great”, I feel organization design process & approach would vary between geographies, market segments, Business type and time & status of the need.
    Can anyone provide me with some inputs of certification being conducted by any such institution on Organization design in the same lines of PMI/Prince II etc.
    Rgds
    DK

  • Today, many top flight companies are moving to a more “horizontal” organizational design. It creates closer communication and helps to eliminate a lot of the “silo effect” of more vertical structures. this does reflect on this Blogs thoughts about change.

  • Atomen2003

    good stuff, keep them coming.

  • Amitabh Chandra

    A very good introduction to the subject. Amitabh Chandra, Chandra Catalysts, Pune

  • Tazoh Venland Teke

    This
    is a wonderful piece of job. I like it!! Especially this statement “Companies that are risk takers are
    considered to be the ones with the best organizational stability nowadays”
    .This is exactly what I have been pleading and urging my Board of Directors to
    embrace!! I will love to read more of such articles and increase its audience. Let
    us get some Tips on managing a difficult Boss or aligning with a ‘shortsighted’
    Policy maker in a competitive business environment!

    Venland Tazoh-Teke
    ITS-Cameroon.

     

     

  • Saleh Rassam

    It is good article , I would appreciate to know if anyone knows a good reference in this subject or if there is any certification given fir the same.
    Thanks
    Saleh
    Saleh.Rassam@hotmail.com

  • Dnlkaraba

     Good stuff  Man. And is there a connection between the OD and Hr-development?Thank you in advance