Management Function of Organizing: Overview of Methods

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

Organizing can be viewed as the activities to collect and configure resources in order to implement plans in a highly effective and efficient fashion. Organizing is a broad set of activities, and often considered one of the major functions of management. Therefore, there are a wide variety of topics in organizing. The following are some of the major types of organizing required in a business organization.

Sections of This Topic Include

Organizing Yourself (your office, files, etc.)
Organizing / Designing Tasks, Jobs or Roles
Organizing Staff and Your Office
Organizing Various Types of Groups
Organizing Communities (typically a nonprofit goal)
Organizing a New Business (whether for-profit or nonprofit)
Guidelines to Reorganize a Current Organization

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Also see
Principles and Guidelines for Organizational Design

Related Library Topics


Organizing Yourself and Your Office

Setting Up Office Facilities (this section is in "Facilities Management")
Organizing Yourself (this subtopic is in "Personal Productivity")
Ten Fatal Flaws of the Modern Day Office
Organizing Yourself from the Inside Out
Self-Organizing -- Ways to Organize Yourself
How to Build Your Dream Office

Also see
Personal Development
Personal Productivity
Personal Wellness

Organizing a Task, Job or Role

Task and Job Analysis
Job Description
Employee Performance Planning (the overall process ensures ongoing, effective organizing)
Time Management

Organizing Various Groups of People and Organizations

Committees of Boards of Directors
Committees in general
Meetings
Teams
Facilitation
Organization Charts as a Management Tool
Harner and Marincic on Business Reorganizations

Also see
Organizational Change
Organizational Performance

Community Organizing

THE CITIZEN'S HANDBOOK
Organizer's Online Toolkit
Community Organizing Toolbox
Community Building and Organizing
Community Assessments
Association for Community Organization
Citizen's Handbook
4 Ways to Instill The Power of One
Sue Hoechstetter on Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing


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