Overview
In this assignment, you will evaluate a current organizational
structure and recommend structural changes that can help address the
concerns the organization identified regarding collaboration,
communication, and autonomy.
Scenario
You work for an organization that has traditionally been very
formalized, and managers have had a very broad span of control over
direct reports from multiple departments and functions. This worked well
in the past; managers were able to oversee a high number of direct
reports because there were many rules and regulations dictating how
their work should be performed. However, there were downsides. Employee
talent was underused, and there wasn’t a strong team culture, as most
work was done independently according to standard operating processes.
Recently, the organization has been shifting to less formalized
working structures to support more creative, innovative work and provide
employees with more autonomy. While employees are happy with the
purpose of these new changes, managers are feeling overwhelmed, and
employees are feeling undersupported. This has impacted
function-specific work the most, because in the past, managers didn’t
need to understand in-depth, function-specific tasks (such as the
technical aspects of graphic design work or the intricacies of project
management). Instead, they had the ability to rely on rules,
regulations, and standard operating processes. Employees have also
noticed a lack of communication around current projects, which has led
to a lack of updated information and duplicated work across management
teams.
You have been asked to work with the human resources department to
recommend a new organizational structure that addresses these identified
management and communication concerns.
Prompt
Use the Module Six Assignment Template located in the Guidelines for
Submission section to create an updated organizational structure chart
for the organization. Then, in a separate Word document, write a brief
explanation for your recommended changes and how they will impact both
organizational communication and overall team dynamics.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Updated Organizational Structure Chart: Create an updated organizational structure chart that addresses management and communication concerns.
Explanation of Changes: Explain your reasoning for
why you made the changes you did to the company’s organizational
structure. Include how your changes differ from the original and why you
believe they would benefit the organization.
Impact on Organizational Communication: Describe the impact these changes will have on the company’s overall organizational communication.
Impact on Team Communication: Describe the impact these changes will have on the company’s overall team communication and reporting structure.
I have downloaded 2 templates below, use whichever one is easier!!