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Some of those structures are very strict and hierarchal, like the bureaucratic model, and some of the structures, like boundaryless, are pretty loose and free-wheeling. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.
- Managing mechanistic and organic structure in health care organizations
- Organic vs Mechanistic Structures
- Mechanistic Organization vs. Organic Organization
For the most part, mechanistic organization is applied to most all business structures but is predominant in manufacturing while organic organization is best applied to businesses that apply a more open business structure such as online business platforms. It is characterized by its 1 highly centralized authority, 2 formalized procedures and practices, and 3 specialized functions.
Managers at all levels in a health care organization must organize work to achieve the organization's mission and goals. This requires managers to decide the organization structure, which involves dividing the work among jobs and departments and then coordinating them all toward the common purpose. Organization structure, which is reflected in an organization chart, may range on a continuum from very mechanistic to very organic.
Managing mechanistic and organic structure in health care organizations
Some businesses are more suited to a hierarchical structure that adheres to rigid guidelines and procedures, while others benefit greatly from a structure that allows for free-flowing ideas and linear communication styles. The mechanistic organizational structure uses a top-down approach to management, while organic organizational structure uses a more flexible management style. The mechanistic organizational structure is the most common business structure and is typically used in a manufacturing environment. This type of organizational structure is bureaucratic, which means it employs a highly centralized authority figure. A set of formal procedures, functions and processes are implemented throughout the organization under a mechanistic organizational structure.
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Organic vs Mechanistic Structures
Mechanistic Organic Individual specialization: Employees work separately and specialize in one task Joint Specialization: Employees work together and coordinate tasks Simple integrating mechanisms: Hierarchy of authority well-defined Complex integrating mechanisms: task forces and teams are primary integrating mechanisms Centralization: Decision-making kept as high as possible. Most communication is vertical. Decentralization: Authority to control tasks is delegated. Work process tends to be unpredictable Much written communication Much verbal communication Informal status in org based on size of empire Informal status based on perceived brilliance Organization is a network of positions, corresponding to tasks. Typically each person corresponds to one task Organization is network of persons or teams. People work in different capacities simultaneously and over time. Individual specialization: Employees work separately and specialize in one task.
Organizations will basically be either mechanistic or organic. A mechanistic organization is one with a rigid structure that is somewhat inflexible and bureaucratic.
Mechanistic Organization vs. Organic Organization
The organizational design of a company establishes the hierarchy, the workflow and corporate culture of a company. Organic organization is compared to the mechanistic structure with stark differences between the two. Organic structur e is a decentralized approach, whereas mechanistic structure is a centralized approach.
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