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Introduction Nowadays we are placing on a constantly changed business environment The global economy is full of both problems and opportunities Finding out an appropriate organizational structure to grasp opportunities at the meantime solve problems has become one of the biggest business concerns of contemporary management To understand why todays rapid change is causing traditional structures to be replaced by more responsive ones it is useful understand two important factors namely environment change and technology change under which organizations should consider restructure Dessler 1998 p250 Organizational structure is the formal presentation of systems of positions and relationships within the firm which is designed as a statement from senior management as to how they wish the firm to work staniforth 1994 Also Robbins et al 2003 defined that organizational structure is the formal framework by which job tasks are divided Although the outcomes of changes in structure can be hard to evaluated potential benefits from changed structure may include cost benefits decision-making benefits communications benefits and managerial control benefits staniforth 1994 In this report I will discuss environmental and technological change influencing organizations existing structures by examining two extreme types of organizations-mechanistic and organic I will also discuss the possible benefits changed structures contribute in organizations through some examples from readings and my personal experience Lastly I will conclude by calling for a change for those organizations that are under the pressure of environmental and technological evolutions Discussion Given it is impossible for organizations to exist in vacuum and they are always influenced by contextual factors such as environment Organisational change is demanded when an organisation is under substantial pressure These pressures could include technological change communication and an increase of competition Change of environment lead to structure changing External stimuli- business globalisation A significant part of external environmental change is the business globalisation that is becoming an important influence on structuring organizations both on global level and internal organization
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