Through the concepts learned in class and research of the organizational structure of an actual sport organization, I've learned several concepts and methods that will help a sport organization operate effectively. Initially, I believed an organization with a fun environment for its guests and employees, a high-quality training program for new and old employees, a goal setting criteria in which all employees strived towards their goals, and an organization that puts its customers in the #1 spot in all employees eyes, success will be reached.
Now, I'm realizing that many more traits of the organization will help lead to effectiveness. The organization must maintain a strong 'goal-driven' atmosphere for its employees. Without goals, there is nothing for employees to work toward, which could turn into laziness and inefficient practices. It may be necessary for each department of the organization to discuss goals prior to the beginning season, and continue to achieve those goals.
In regards to the structure of an organization, it completely depends on how many people work for this organization and how many 'lead staff' people there are on board. For a small organization, a more centralized structure may be necessary. This way, all communication is basically all of it. For larger corporations, I find it necessary to have less people in charge, and a more decentralized structure. This may mean that each department has its own leader, and they each have a leader and only their leader may report to the head of the company. This may cause confusion in the long run, but this way may be effective in the long run also because each department is able to speak directly to the head of the organization.
An organization that is capable of creating a desirable, competitive environment that is capable of pleasing its guests will contribute towards effectiveness a great amount. If a baseball park/team is not capable of prodviding a desirable environment, what is going to keep bringing their fans to the ballpark?
Within its management board, and its employees, Power must be dispersed properly. I find that an effective organization will have a head leader that will make all final, large decisions for the organization. Each department also needs to have a 'leader' who will make the proper decisions for that department. Each employee must hold some power in order to take confidence in their role in the organization. There can not be one person that holds all the power in the organization, this will lead to chaos and conflict.
Overall, my philosophy on organizational effectiveness is that if the organization has a strong, fun, and appropriate environment, a goal setting system in which employees always have something to work towards, a hierarchy in which power is not abused and is properly dispersed to each employee, conflict is handled in a professional way in which employment uncertainty is kept to a minimum, and leaders that are willing to take charge in critical situations in order to better the organization, the organization will be effective and will strive for success!