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Professional Issues in Information Technology - Second edition by Frank Bott

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4 STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONS

After studying this chapter, in the context of organisations with which you are familiar, you should:

  • be able to recognise how they are structured;
  • be able to suggest alternative possible structures and identify their advantages and disadvantages;
  • be aware of the effect that decisions about organisational structure may have on individual employees.

4.1 ORGANISATIONAL MODELS

As we said at the start of Chapter 3, an organisation is a group of people working together in a formal way. What this means is that the work that has to be done is shared between these people and that there are rules about who does what. How the work is shared and how tasks and people are grouped together – the structure of the ...

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