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Realignment, restructuring and lateral shift

Discuss the following terms related to structure and staffing: realignment, restructuring and lateral shift. Choose the term you believe to the most detrimental to the organization and staff. Why?

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STRUCTURAL AND STAFFING INTERVENTIONS: REALIGNMENT, RESTRUCTURING AND LATERAL SHIFT

As an organization implements changes in its operations to cope with changes in the environment and to attain improved effectiveness and efficiency, the management needs to make some modifications or interventions. Cherrington (1999) describes this as organizational development (OD) interventions that include interpersonal intervention, group intervention, and structural intervention.

Interpersonal interventions are designed to improve the effectiveness of individual employees and to contribute to their personal growth and development. Group intervention has something to with improving group effectiveness and cohesiveness. Structural intervention involves structural changes that include realignment, restructuring, and lateral shift, among others.

Realignment

The primary objective of this intervention is to design an organizational structure that supports ...

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The expert discusses structure and staffing. The realignment, restructuring and lateral shifts are examined.

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