Organizational Structures of the Future 


1.   Many of today’s companies are winding up the task of remodeling their traditional hierarchical structures once built around functional specialization and centralized authority.

CORE CONCEPT: Revolutionary changes in how companies are organizing the work effort have been occurring since the early 1990s.

2.   The organizational adjustments and downsizing of companies in 2001-2002 have brought further refinements and changes to streamline organizational activities and shake out inefficiencies. The goals have been to make the organizations leaner, flatter, and more responsive to change. Many companies are drawing on five tools of organizational design:

a.   Empowered managers and workers

b.   Reengineered work processes

c.   Self-directed work teams

d.   Rapid incorporation of Internet technology applications

e.   Networking with outsiders to improve existing capabilities and create new ones

3.   The organization of the future will have several new characteristics:

a.   Fewer barriers between vertical ranks, between functions and disciplines, between units in different geographic locations, and between the company and its suppliers, distributors/dealers, strategic allies, and customers

b.   A capacity for change and rapid learning

c.   Collaborative efforts among people in different functional specialties and geographic locations – essential to create organization competences and capabilities

d.   Extensive use of Internet technology and e-commerce business practices – real-time data and information systems, greater reliance on online systems for transacting business with suppliers and customers, and Internet-based communication and collaboration with suppliers, customers, and strategic partners

The following two tabs change content below.
We, at, believe in sharing knowledge and giving quality information to our BMS students. We are here to provide and update you with every details required by you BMSites! If you want to join us, please mail to [email protected]

Leave a reply is aimed at revolutionising Bachelors in Management Studies education, also known as BMS for students appearing for BMS exams across all states of India. We provide free study material, 100s of tutorials with worked examples, past papers, tips, tricks for BMS exams, we are creating a digital learning library.

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any university or government body in anyway.

©2020 BMS - Bachelor of Management Studies Community 

A Management Paradise Venture

Ask Us On WhatsApp

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?


Create Account