Accession Number:

ADA156618

Title:

Non-Traditional Organizational Design Concepts

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

Todays organizations are being subjected to heavy internal demands while trying to deal with their dynamic external environments. The United States Air Force USAF, as an organization, is not an exception. Non-traditional design concepts for structuring organizations are viewed as solutions for coping with those problems. The overall objective is to identify non-traditional organizational design concepts which may be useful to the USAF. The functional form as prescribed in Air Force Regulation 26-2, Organization Policy and Guidance, 1978 is established as the traditional organizational design concept. The literature reviews are confined primarily to materials published during the period 1976 to mid-1981. Eight non-traditional organizational design concepts are identified and discussed. Following are identified as non-traditional organizational structures divisional form consolidation matrix structure in conjunction with project, program, and product management management by committee parallel organization and team approach. These concepts are analyzed using a set of criteria. Non-traditional concepts have further uses within the USAF. Recommendations for selecting organizational structures provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE