Themost evident type of organizational design that can be seen from thearticle is contemporary design. Contemporary design is a type oforganizational design that comprises of a number of types oforganizational structures but specifically the one referred to is ateam structure. In this structure, an organization is made of teamsthat work independently. They are not given any specific instructionson how to go about their duties. The teams are expected to use theirown creativity to come up with the most efficient ways of doing theirduties. By so doing, it gives the employees freedom to work the waythey see fit as long as they accomplish their tasks. Employees thatvalue job satisfaction hence feel valued in this type of structure.Team structure, therefore, has positive effects on the productivityof an organization and helps it retain its workers to help fightcompetition.
Anotherform of organizational structure that also falls under contemporaryorganizational design discussed in the article is matrix structure.In this structure, managers find out what their employees are good atand use it to maximize their performances. (Bazigios Michael, 2016)Departments are often used in this structure, and each department hasexperts that are supposed to carry out tasks in their line ofproduction. Companies benefit from this structure by having theiremployees do what they can do best. Such a form of structure helpsretain employees, as they are not subjected to tasks they are notfamiliar.
Byincreasing the salaries of your employees, the company raises theirchances of keeping most of them around. (Lavoie, 2015). However, thistactic will not only help in retaining the employees but alsomotivate the while working for the company hence increaseproductivity. The company should, however, make sure that the wagebill is consistent with its income and avoid allocating salaries thatthey cannot afford. It should also make sure that although theiremployees are well paid they do not get complacent but remainfocused on their jobs. On her website, Kimberly Weisul wrote on therelationship between employee wages and productivity she argued thatcontrary to most managers’ beliefs, paying your employees highlydoes not reduce your profits but increase it. (Weisul, 2014) In lightof that, it follows then that a company that pays its employees goodsalaries raises its chances of keeping its best employees around tohelp fight competition by raising its productivity.
GivingEmployees Some Degree of Power
Someemployees look beyond money to regard a job as worth continuingdoing. Some employees value the fact that they have some degree ofcontrol in what they do. Such employees will leave if they feel theyare being treated like robots by being told what to do even in thesimplest of tasks. Giving such employees some level of control intheir duties will boost their morale and reduce their chances ofleaving since it grants gives the employee the opportunity to becreative in his/task that leads to him/her enjoying what he/she does.In most case that will lead to satisfaction from the employees partthat will not only help the company retain its employees to fightcompetition but also have a group of highly motivated employees whoenjoy what they do(Nelson, 2016).
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