Organizing Functions (organization in business)

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Getting It TogetherOrganization exists in all facets of our lives. Some levels are more detailed and deliberate than others, but nonetheless, organization is required. Organization is developing a structure based on association or more simply, putting things in an order. Organization is a system that establishes a sequence to accomplish a goal and maintain a sense of order. Try as one might, a goal is unreachable without planning, and no plan developed or implemented without organization. In planning, establishing the progression of events to accomplish a goal transpires through the process of organizing. Businesses organize to establish a system of compartmentalized and identified units. Each unit, be it in the form of a person or persons, then has a responsibility and role in the overall success of the business through either support or direct operations. Organizing is critical in time and resource management, and the process consists and exists in much the same way for any given situation.

The organization process for a business includes identifying the tasks required to accomplish a goal, developing an appropriate plan, determining who and how best to achieve a task, and ensure resources are available for each task. Once a process is organized, there are components that will require continual updating and replenishing to counter expenditures or loss. In the United States (U.S.) Army, and the other military branches, organization directly affects readiness and the ability to operate during peacetime and conflict. The military categorizes assets as logistical requirements and through organization maintains operational levels and accountability. As stated by Rainey and Young (2005), "logistical considerations increasingly have dominated both the formulation and execution of strategy and tactics." The rapid replacement of resources, such as personnel and physical assets, are crucial to sustain continuity and functionality. The process requires direct observation and continual reevaluation...