Organizational Structure

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If you have been involved in training staff for any length of time you’ll know how long it could take to develop a training course on organizational behavior from scratch.

That’s why many business managers and training professionals consider sourcing pre-written and customizable training course materials.

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Content that’s clear and practical

Anyone in a position of managing or leading others will benefit from attending a course on organizational structure.

This training course will help your participants to focus on structures within organizations. And, will provide them with a clear picture as to why these structures exist. The content will encourage participants to explore key concepts through practical exercises and various management theories.

By using these course materials your participants will get a solid introduction on the types of structures that can be found within organizations. They will also learn what underpins these structures. Plus, they will learn about the division of labor and how this can impact on an organization.

Course outline

The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.

Introduction – Start by exploring what is an organization. And, outline key concepts and dimensions of organizational structure.

Form and force – Then, explore the key concepts of force and form within organizations.

Minzberg’s theory – Next, examine Minzberg’s theory on organizational forms.

Models of organizational structure – End the course by exploring six models of organizational structure.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course in organizational structure, your audience will be able to:

– Understand the key organizational concepts

– Identify the main dimensions of organizational structure

– Appreciate the concepts of force and form within organizations

– Detail six models of organizational structure

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials:

  • 32 page participant manual
  • 63 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

Bonus free training materials available

You will also get the following free training guides:

  • Training icebreakers
  • How to select training materials
  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
  • Learn to improve your questioning skills
  • How to improve your listening skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions from organizational structure training courses

What is an organization?

An organization is a collection of interacting and interdependent individuals who work towards common goals and whose relationships are determined according to a certain structure.

What are the five key concepts underpin an organizational structure?

When you hear the term organizational structure, it usually gets people thinking about organisational charts. And, as you’d expect, organizational structure in this regard does involve training employees about types of charts.

But the reality is, training courses about organizational structure need to go far beyond the charts that we all think of. And, it has to capture the following five concepts:

  1. Span of Control
  2. Configuration
  3. Administrative Hierarchy
  4. Organizational Chart
  5. Division of Labor

What four underlying conditions underpin most organizational structures?

There’s no denying the importance of organizational structure. In fact, without some level of structure there cannot be an effective organization. Here, are the four underlying conditions that underpin most organizational structures:

  1. Structuring of Activity
  2. Concentration of Authority
  3. Supportive Component
  4. Line Control of the Workforce

What are the six models of organizational structure?

Models of organizational structure are an important place to build an organization from a core foundation. These are the main six models of organizational structure.

  1. Bureaucratic
  2. Vertical
  3. Horizontal
  4. Departmentalization
  5. Network
  6. Virtual

Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?

ntent and add my own company logo? Yes. You can now add your own logo's and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.

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