University of PhoenixIntroductionIn this 21st Century high-powered business world we live in, the survival of a business venture is contingent upon many influencing factors and the ability of the leader of the business to establish and maintain an environment conducive to success within an ever-changing marketplace. Due to the constantly changing environmental forces that affect businesses day by day, organizations must prepare well initially for success and remain flexible enough through the ages to change with the times in a manner that supports continued success.
This paper examines organizational design and sustainability from a change perspective based on the simulation of a company named Good Sport, a manufacturer of health fitness equipment, and the issues faced by leadership and management of the company, and the choices they make and consequences of their choices and actions.
Organizational DesignThere are several different organizational design structures from which to choose when designing an organizational structure.
An organizational structure is the framework for all activities engaged in to realize or achieve a vision. In striving to construct an organizational design or structure that lends itself to growth and efficiency, one must give thought to what is the best design for an organization such as the one under construction. The structure of an organization defines for all employees the hierarchy of the organization, the levels at which decision-making takes place and by whom, the workflow, and who does the work. McShane and von Gilnow (2005) defined organizational structure as, "the division of labor as well as the patterns of coordination, communication, work flow, and formal power that direct organizational activities."According to McShane and von Gilnow (2005) there are four basic components of an organizational structure including (1) span of control, (2) centralization, (3) formalization and (4) departmentalization.
Span of Control: Span of control deals...