Organizational theory, as well as the specific organization’s mission and strategy, inform its design.
Organizational theory, as well as the specific organization’s mission and strategy, inform its design. Perhaps you have worked for an organization in which the structure was clearly delineated in a chain of command, or alternatively for an organization where roles and authority were less defined, and so decisions were made collectively. These may have been intentional choices during the organizational design process, where the structure, paths of authority, and processes are determined. One resource that is helpful when looking at organizational design is the organizational chart.
In this Assignment, you assume the role of a leader within a fictional organization that you will engage with throughout the course. Here, you explore the design of the People First San Diego organization.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Furman, R., Gibelman, M., & Winnett, R. (2020). Organizational structure Download Organizational structure. In Navigating human service organizations: Essential information for thriving and surviving in agencies (4th ed., pp. 45–47). Oxford University Press.
Credit line: Navigating Human Service Organizations: Essential Information for Thriving and Surviving in Agencies, 4th Edition by Furman, R.; Gibelman, M.; Winnett, R. Copyright 2020 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center. Licensed in 2022.
Review the Learning Resources on organizational design and structure.
Explore People First San Diego’s website, focusing on the design of the organization. Be sure to access the Dashboard to review the organizational chart.
Imagine that you are a leader within the People First San Diego organization. You have been tasked with generating a comprehensive report about the organization’s design, culture, staff management, strategic planning, financial management and funding, and evaluation. You will present your final report to the board of directors.
For this Assignment, you write the first section on organizational design. You will continue to build the report through assignments throughout the course.
BY DAY 6
Submit a 1- to 2-page paper (not including title page and references) in which you:
Identify and describe People First San Diego’s organizational design.
Explain how the design supports the organization’s mission.
Explain the importance of organizational charts and organizational structure.
Use the Learning Resources to support your Assignment. Make sure to provide APA citations and a reference list.
Paper Format: APA
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