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Project Management and Organizational Structure

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"A project manager is completely ingrained in the culture of an organization a project is generally run from multiple levels of an organization as well as many different department involvements. The high level of interaction between the client's customers as well as the internal culture makes it vital for a project manager to understand the norms, values and atmosphere that the organization holds in high regard. To be successful you need to fit the organizational culture's expectations as generally they have both hired and fired using these criteria. If a project manager took a hierarchy structure when the company is generally used to a very flat organization, people could feel there is a lot of red tape and take more time to complete tasks, or the opposite if a company is generally a company with many levels and the project manager omits these levels, people could feel a loss of direction or feel pressured to make decisions that were previously above their heads and required approval which could lead to stress and burnout."

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"A project manager is completely ingrained in the culture of an organization a project is generally run from multiple levels of an organization as well as many different department involvements. The high level of interaction between the client's customers as well as the internal culture makes it vital for a project manager to understand the norms, values and atmosphere that the organization holds in high regard. To be successful you need to fit the organizational culture's expectations as generally they have both hired and fired using these criteria. If a project manager took a hierarchy structure when the company is generally used to a very flat organization, people could feel there is a lot of red tape and take more time to complete tasks, or the opposite if a company is generally a company with many levels and the project manager omits these levels, people could feel a loss of direction or feel pressured to make decisions that were previously above their heads and required approval which could lead to stress and burnout."

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