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In 1997 McKesson Corporation sold PCS INC to Eli Lilly Company It was a time when all employees were unsure of what was in store Were there going to be layoffs major changes or status quo As it turned out there were few changes that impacted the day to day life of the employees In 1998 PCS was once again sold to Rite Aid Corporation We are about to embark on this activity again as Advance Paradigm has purchased us from Rite Aid Corporation Once the sale is complete we will become Advanced PCS PCS employees are familiar with organizational change What type of organizational structure will work I have been asked this many times during my tenure at PCS I will explain whether benefits or difficulties will arise from each type I believe there are various types in use throughout PCS today The focus of my paper will be in my department Materials Management Corporate Mail Services An organizational network is a system of interconnected or cooperating individuals according to Gary Dessler in Management Leading People and Organizations in the 21st Century PCS utilizes both formal and informal networks throughout the organization In my department an informal network exists between the small groups There are three managers one assistant vice president a vice president and several analysts and buyers Analysts and buyers interact when keeping the data of the system in sync We dont have any formal relationship to each other but are dependent on the expertise of each Within the data group there is a formal network made up of a manager and two analysts Purchasing has a manager and several buyers These two groups are very formal and structured Problems are reported to the manager and passed up the line if necessary Throughout PCS there is an electronic network The company is spread out over four local campuses and nine regional offices E-mail is the communication
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