Why do organizations grow? What types of major crisis is an organization likely to encounter as it grows?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 2:44 am ad1c9bdddf
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Why do organizations grow? Because they are designed to grow!
Organizations when formed become a distinct entity. When properly managed, it 'breathes' a life on its own. There is no stopping its growth.
Just like a living organism, in order to properly grow it must shed its old skin to give way for a new skin. Survival and aim for greatness are the main reasons why organizations grow.
Here is an example (as culled from Greiner's) of an organization that refuses to grow:
"Key executives of a retail store chain hold on to an organization structure long after it has served its purpose, because their power is derived from this structure. ...
This solution discusses how organizations grow and and the crises they encounter. This solution utilizes Greiner's model of growth. 383 words with references.
Larry Greiner's article Evolution and Revolution
I am trying to write about the dynamic nature of the internal, business environment, and how it continues to influence the development of organizations and their growth. I am using Larry Greiner's article Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Growâ? as a model of multiple phases of organizational growth.
I need to explain the internal forces driving the need for organizational design/management changes, the strength of these forces, and their probable evolutionary or revolutionary impact using articles or Greiner article references.