Valve Case Study Essay

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1101IBA – Management Concepts

Literature Review and Report

Valve Case Study


Muhammad Rabani b. Shamsul Khairil s2834180 Semester 2, 2012

1 583 words

Table of Content

1. Introduction 3 2. Problem Identification 3 3. Analysis 4 3.1 Vertical Organisation Structure 4 3.2 Horizontal Organisation Structure 5 4. Recommendations 6 5. Conclusion
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3.2 Horizontal Organisation structure.

Horizontal organisation structure refers to an organizational structure with few or no levels of intervening management between staff and managers. The idea is that well-trained workers will be more productive when they are more directly involved in the decision making process, rather than closely supervised by many layers of management. The horizontal organization structure promotes employee involvement through a decentralized decision-making process. By elevating the level of responsibility of baseline employees and eliminating layers of middle management, it create a free flow of information environment where by comments and feedback reach all employees more quickly and also involvement of decision making are also been emphasis thus strengthening the quality of a solution (‘A Flat Pyramid: A Symbolic Processing Of Organizational Str’ 1989, p5). Researchers said in an environment that is uncertain and rapidly changing, the horizontal structure provide flexibility in decision making and increase the functional specialization of employees thus promote efficiency and performance(Ikeda S., Ito T., & Sakamoto M. 2010, p478).

The horizontal organisation structure, however, is said to lose it creditability as the company grow in size. As such horizontal organisation lack the ability to provide productivity and