Swot Analysis Of Organisational Structure

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An organisational structure defines how activities such as task allocation, coordination and supervision are directed toward the achievement of organisational aims. It can also be considered as the viewing glass or perspective through which individuals see their organisation and its environment. There are many different organisational structures. These are a few of them: • Tall Structures • Centralised structures • Matrix • Functional • Flat • De-Centralised Structures Flat Structures Taking out levels of hierarchy creates a flatter organisation structure. In this structure, there is one person at the top who everyone reports to. There are very few level and wide areas of responsibility within this structure. As there are very few levels…show more content…
The best way to approach this analysis is to find out what the strengths and weaknesses are before handling the opportunities and threats. You should always include everything in this analysis and not leave anything out. The main objective of a Swot analysis is to determine a strategy for the future to improve the company’s overall performance. Strengths- This is what the organisation is good at, the better things about the company. What is going well and what stands out. Weaknesses- What isn’t as good in the business, not as strong and needs to be changed so that it is improved. Opportunities- This is good for businesses as new ideas, new customers and new products could all be things that could create new and different opportunities that the company could benefit from. Threats- This is something you don’t want to come across. Things that will be a threat to your business and something you could suffer from. Such as new competitors, increase in energy costs or bills, increase in taxes, etc... Some things that are classed as a weaknesses are: • Too much waste being generated • The business is in a poor financial position and holds large…show more content…
It examines each facto to assess what the impact or possible impact will be on the organisation. Political- What is happening politically, tax policies and employment laws. Economic- What is happening within the economy, unemployment, min wage, cost of living, foreign exchange rates, effect on supply and demand, etc... Sociological- What is happening socially, health consciousness, population growth rate, high and low employment, age demographics. Technological- What new technology is out there and is being made, the cost of equipment, staff training. Legal-What changes are there to the legislation that could affect the access to materials, imports and exports, employment, tax, etc... Environmental- What is happening with respect to ecological and environmental issues. Many of these factors will be economic or social in nature. Recycling, carbon footprint,

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