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I need assistance in conducting a four hundred word analysis of the relationships between the key elements of organizational design and an existing organizationâ??s effectiveness. This will include adaptation to a critical change in the organizationâ??s external environment. This will be accompanied with a graphical representation (graph, chart, diagram, etc) of the shift in the organizationâ??s structure as it responds to the critical change. This illustration should incorporate topics including, but not limited to, span of control, scope of control, boundary setting, and boundary spanning.

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Hello and thank you for using Brainmass. I am not quite sure which Organizational Design principles and models are the ones that you are currently using so I have used general references so that the solution will be adaptable. I have assumed that the organization in question is in retail/business so standard market demand reactions becomes necessary. The table is only a sample. Should you feel the need to change it, just remember that effectiveness of design is reflected in efficiency and growth as well as client satisfaction. Good luck!

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Organizational Design & Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational effectiveness refers to how well (or not well) an organization can achieve its goals and desired outcomes. It is as a concept abstract and quantitative measurements are never truly providing true measure. To come up with gauges however, it is important to put this in context with the nature of the organization. For example, Non-profit organizations measure their success in being able to raise the funds necessary and be able to affect the changes or goals it has as an organization (i.e. distributing relief, distributing food, providing scholarship programs, providing medical assistance) to justify funding and support from its benefactors. Efficiency then is measured with effectiveness in fund raising, advocacy, raising awareness, marketing, administration, distribution of goods/services and ensuring results ...

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The solution provides a concise analysis of the relationship between elements of organizational design in an organization's effectiveness. It has two parts - part one is a 738-word essay and the second part is a table that provides a picture of the organization as it responds to proposed critical change. References are included to allow the student room for further research.All parts are attached as word documents.

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