What Is the Systems Approach of Organization?

by Melissa Cooper; Updated September 26, 2017
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As businesses grow, adding multiple departments with varying goals, it is important to foster and maintain a unified approach to management to make sure everyone feels they are an integral part of the company and continue to work toward its overarching goal. The systems approach to organization works toward that end, creating an efficient organizational environment that is simple for everyone to navigate.

The Systems Approach of Organization

In business management, the systems approach to organization focuses on both the interdependence and interactive nature of a company. This examination of -- and approach to -- both internal and external factors that affect the business help management run the company as a complete unit.

It Ties Everything Together

Most companies rely on their various sub-systems within their organization, which often include a human resources or personnel sector, a commercial sector, a technological sector and an accounting sector. With the systems approach, an organization would create a management sector to interactively guide and govern the other company sectors.

It Spurs Critical Thinking and Planning

As one sector to the next keeps track of what other sectors are doing and how their efforts are faring, the company can choose to shift gears and find solutions mid-stream instead of coming to the end of a project with poor results. For example, if the information technology department is planning a training module for new software, management can monitor how one sector learns the material and make adjustments in subsquent training sessions for other sectors as necessary.

About the Author

Melissa Cooper writes on topics including education, fitness and business, using her Bahelor of Arts in English at Ohio State University. An effective researcher in her expert subjects, Cooper has produced a newsletter and an internal office website that focused on fitness and well-being.

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