Application of Principles of Organizational Structure to High Technology Activites.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The objective of this paper is to provide information about principles of organizational structure as they apply to high technology activities. To acquire background about these principles, an extensive review of the literature was conducted. Those principles that seemed most generally applicable were selected for analysis. The review of the literature demonstrated that merely listing and analyzing the most applicable principles would not adequately satisfy the objective of the paper. It was obvious that human behavioral and system concepts of organization, which are not readily expressed as principles, must be included in order to provide a balanced development of the objective. Thus, this paper lists and analyzes the most applicable principles of organizational structure. Additionally, it discusses human behaviroal and systems concepts of organization and, where possible, expresses these concepts as principles. Three major conclusions come from the analysis that was conducted. The first is that principles of organizational structure must be applied in a flexible manner. The second is that traditional principles, to a great degree, continue to apply to high technology activities. The third conclusion is that human behavioral and systems concepts have increased application in high technology activities. Author
- Administration and Management