Fit - The Key to Organizational Design

Lex Donaldson, Greg Joffe

Abstract


The design of an organization needs to fit its situation. Designs that fit produce higher organizational performance than designs that do not.  This article uses the concept of fit to show how to align organizational designs to three important situational factors: competitive strategy, organization size, and task uncertainty.


Keywords


Fit; misfit; organization design; strategy; organization size; task uncertainty; contingenciy theory; multinational organizational structures

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/jod.18424

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ISSN: 2245-408X

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