The business firm is no longer just a place where people come to work. For most of the employees, the firm confers on them that sense of belonging and identity—the firm has become their “village”, their community. The business firm of the twenty-first century is not just a hierarchy, which ensures maximum efficiency and profit; it is also the community where people belong to and grow together—where their affective and innovative needs are met (Lim, Griffiths, & Sambrook, 2010).
Lim, M., Griffiths G., & Sambrook, S. (2010). Organizational structure. Mind Map Route. Retrieved from http://www.mindmap.0rg.pl/?mindmap= Organizational_structure
Discuss the following questions in relation to organizational structure and strategic leadership:
How important it is to be able to identify and distinguish between the organizational structures used to implement business-level, corporate-level, and international strategies? Give examples of various organizational structures and how they are used to develop strategies. What is the relationship between organizational structure and organizational controls? Are they always interrelated? What will happen to a company’s competitive advantage if one or the other isn’t in place? What are the attributes of an effective strategic leader? Discuss the value that person brings to the strategic management process.