Work: The Organizational Perspective

Organizational structure refers to the formal or informal relationships between people in an organization. Work flow is the way work is organized to meet the organization’s production or service goals. In this section, we discuss the relationship between strategy and organizational structure, the three basic organizational structures, and the uses of work-flow analysis.

Strategy and Organizational Structure

An organization develops a business strategy by establishing a set of long-term goals based on (1) an analysis ...

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