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Bulletin #6108, Organizational Structure: What’s Right for Your Group? - longdesc

Tight or loose?

If the organization is just starting; many prior relationships exist among members; many members have worked together in the past; members are highly motivated; there is a single task or issue to be addressed; the organization is small; the leadership is experienced; there is no urgency to take action now; then select a looser, less formal, less rule-bound structure.

If the organization is in later stages of development; few prior relationships exist among members; few if any members have worked together in the past; members are not motivated; there are multiple tasks or issues that need to be addressed; the organization is large; the leadership is inexperienced; there is a strong urgency to take action now; then select a tighter, more formal, more rule-bound structure.

Source: Nagy, “Organizational Structure.”

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