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ERIC Number: ED363951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-20
Pages: 15
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How To Optimize Organizational Effectiveness through Leadership: The Case for a Process-Based Organization.
Rieley, James B.
This paper presents the issues relating to, the rationale, and the methodology for the implementation of a process-based organizational structure. Following an overview of leadership theory and traditional organizational structure, a model of the circular organization is presented. In the circular organization, the leader occupies a middle, rather than head position. The organizational structure is comprised of a nucleus with interconnecting processes, such as management and planning, marketing, assessment, organizational support, and production. The circular organization is characterized by a leader who provides vision, not control; open communication; and a structure based on organizational processes, not systems. Such a structure promotes a multidirectional flow of information, teamwork, and "win-win" situations. In conclusion, a circular organizational structure that is based on organizational processes can create an environment in which leadership can be truly effective. Organizations with circular process-based structures can achieve gains through the high level of interconnectivity. Eight figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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