Organizational Effectiveness Philosophy

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 One of the most important factors in running a successful organization is having a successful organizational design in place. All managers of organizations seek to produce a design that will enhance their ability to achieve the short term and long term goals of their organizations. According to Miller (1981) organizations must be constructed to ensure that there is complementary alignment or fit among their structural variables (page 6). The structural variables that he was referring to are formalization, specialization, hierarchy of authority, centralization, professionalism, and personal ratios. Formalization is where organizations use written documentation of job descriptions and procedures. Specialization is the degree of which the organization is broken up into subdivisions, for example separate jobs. Hierarchy of authority is the number of different levels and the span of control within an organization. Centralization is the extent of where decisions are made, whether it would be at the top or the bottom of the organization.  Professionalism is the level of training and formal education that the employees of an organization have. Personal ratios are the percents of different kinds of personal within an organization. I believe that in order to have a successful organization you need to have a high amount of professionalism amongst the employees. There must also be communication from the top of the organization all the way down to the bottom. If the top of the organization does not communicate the goals or visions it has for the future of the organization to the bottom level employees the goals will never workout. All working parts of an organization have to be in communication with each other to perform at a high level. I have found that the organizations with the greatest sense of goals and strategy are also the ones with the highest profit, and the highest satisfaction rate amongst its employees. If the employees all work together as one team towards a common goal, that goal will most likely be accomplished. All organizations exist for a purpose, be it for making a profit, encouraging participation in a given sport, or winning Olympic medals (page 5). Goals of sports organizations are not easily obtainable by individuals but rather by all individuals working together as one team. Being a part of a sports team myself I realize that there are strength in numbers, and the more we work together and help each other out the faster we reach our goals. This is why I believe that goals and communication are the two largest components in creating an successful sports organization.