Organizational Structure and Personnel Management

by Zachary Fenell ; Updated September 26, 2017

Organizational structure aids in resource and personnel management. Effective organizational structure helps increase business productivity, according to Reference for Business, a business encyclopedia. Organizational structure helps improve personnel management and business productivity by identifying and meeting personnel needs.


In regards to personnel management, organizational structure identifies roles needed so a business can function. Tasks included in organizational structure include categorizing required roles into departments and establishing authority figures. For example, a clothing store might group workers into men’s, women’s, girls’, and boys’ departments and assign a department supervisor to each.


Organizational structure enables managers to delegate responsibilities, giving the managers more time to make sure everything functions effectively as a whole. If problems occur, managers can more easily diagnose the issues and implement solutions.

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Wiley-Blackwell, a scholarly publisher, notes that feedback from workers can help create an effective organizational structure. Quality circles, meetings held by small groups within departments, is one way workers can share feedback. An individual from the meeting enters information talked about into a report and gives the report to management.

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Zachary Fenell is a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame College of Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication with minors in philosophy and writing. Fenell has been writing since 2002, when he joined his high school newspaper, "The Arc Light." In college Fenell won awards for excellence in English and communication.

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