Organisation involves the identification of individual activities to be undertaken for the attainment of the objectives of the enterprise and the grouping of individual activities into administrative units on some logical basis for the purpose of efficient administration. This has led to the necessity for departmentation. It is the departmentation that helps the grouping of activities into administrative units, such as divisions, departments, units, branches, sections, etc., for the purpose of efficient administration.

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In the words of L.A. Allen defines departmentation as “a means of dividing a large and monolithic functional organisation into smaller flexible administrative units”.

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