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Growing Pains, 5th Edition by Yvonne Randle, Eric G. Flamholtz

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Chapter 7Organizational Structure

This chapter deals with one of the critical management systems needed to create a sustainably successful organization: organizational structure. Structure relates to the way people are organized to perform productive work and help achieve the company's long-term goals. The way people are organized, then, can have a critical impact on the overall success or failure of the business. In addition, based on our research and consulting experience with organizations of all types and sizes, we have found that companies require different structures to be effective at different stages of growth. Although an enterprise might have been adequately organized at a former stage of development, success will facilitate its ...

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