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Artificial Reporting Structure and Organizational Effectiveness

Right Reporting Structure is the sine-quo-non for organizational effectiveness.

And if that is not there in an organization it can severely impact the future existence of the organization.

Many organizations have instituted a reporting structure that can be called as "artificial reporting structure".




















What is the meaning of artificial reporting structure?

As the word artificial suggests, something artificial is a thing that is created in an unnatural manner.

What is the problem if something is artificial?

There are, in fact, several problems such as:
  • Something artificial will generally have serious inner contradictions.
  • Something artificial is not sustainable in the long run.
  • Something artificial lacks the elegance and pragmatism of the real thing.
An artificial reporting structure can manifest itself in following ways:
  • Some of the people are in roles for which they have no competency other than loyalty and length of service.
  • Some of the people have titles such as like XYZ champion, ABC evangelist, etc. which are more like a garnish element in the organization chart.
  • Some of the people occupy non-functional roles which have been created to satisfy their ego though they have reached a career plateau with no scope for any further growth, either lateral or vertical.
  • Some of the people who are the actual functional heads have some other title than what is appropriate and some other folks who are mere figure-heads have a title which is not at all appropriate.
The reporting structure in an organization needs to be functionally effective.

And that would eventually result in organizational effectiveness.


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