What is Organising? Meaning
Organising or Organizing in management refers to the relationship between people, work and resources used to achieve the common objectives (goals).
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Definition of Organising
According to Theo Haimann,
"Organising is the process of defining and grouping the activities of the enterprise and establishing the authority relationships among them."
According to Louis Allen,
"Organising is the process of identifying and grouping the work to be performed, defining and delegating responsibility and authority and establishing relationships for the purpose of enabling people to work most effectively together in accomplishing objectives."
Steps in the Process of Organising
Organising is a step-by-step process. At each step, an important task is performed by the administrators working at the top-level of management.
While organising, the top managers carry out following important tasks:-
- In this general eight-stepped process, the top management first fixes the common objectives of the organisation.
- In the second step, they (top management) identify all the activities (i.e. works or jobs) which are required to achieve these predefined objectives.
- In the third step, they group similar (related) activities and make their individual departments.
- In the fourth step, they define the responsibilities (duties) of all the staff members (employees and managers).
- In the fifth step, they delegate authority to staff members.
- In the sixth step, the authority relationships between superiors and subordinates are established.
- In the seventh step, they provide the staff members with all the essential requirements like money, machines, materials, etc., which are used for achieving the objectives.
- In the eighth final step, they co-ordinate the efforts of all staff members and direct it towards achieving the common objectives of the organisation.
Articles on Organising in Management
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- Steps in organising process.
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