Following on from the previous posts about this new research, today I look at level 5 of the six levels of organisational development. Level five is the coordination level.
Level 5: Coordination
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As the organisation or company needs to becomes more connected and coordinated as a result of the expansion phase, it also become increasingly bureaucratic as the management and leadership try to pull the operations together and get them coordinated.
The intention in this stage is to get everything working together and to create flow. However in doing so things become more systems and administratively driven.
The distinctive features of the coordination level of organisational development is characterised by: –
a) Bureaucratic management and inadequate motivation systems do not allow people to work in ways which increase emotional and intellectual engagement. People start to feel like ‘a number’.
b) Organisational structure of management with a particular functional responsibility prevents the organisation from further development because of the slow and overly bureaucratic decision-making
The coordination level of organisational development needs to result in the formulation of a ‘unifying’ development strategy for the organisation which includes the articulation and formalisation and implementation of corporate cultural norms within the organisation. This results in increasing the degree of involvement of the entire organisation’s personnel in defining and developing the culture and working practices within the company and an increasing interest in the development of the staff particularly in terms of values development.
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