Organisation Behaviour

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1.1 Comparison of the Organisational Structure and Culture
Syngenta is a highly innovative diversified company in a very competitive market whose organisational structure the matrix, has been adopted to fit snugly with the goals and objectives of the company (The Times 100, 2000). In an effort to remain competitive the complexity of the matrix structure which combines more than one organisational structure allows the company to fully utilize the expertise of its human resource through the formation of teams for maximum effectiveness through creative development (, 2012) and this is done through the Directors priority to continually implement and improve the company’s “Corporate Governance” (Syngenta’s Annual Report, 2010).

The culture of an organisation is dependent on the structure adopted by the organisation. The culture is developed through the leadership or management style, values, socialization, rites etc. The culture feeds the bloodline (structure) of any organisation and the proper development and alignment of same is crucial in the success of any organisation (Howard, 2007). Syngenta’s culture is a mixture of task and person which speaks to the goals of the organisation; therefore it fits well with the structure. The task culture encourages teamwork, problem solving and creativity through the expertise of its members whereas the person culture encourages the development of leadership and other management skills which act as a motivator for employees.

The Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) was a result driven organisation and was aligned with the functional structure, during 2011-2012 the company realigned itself to a project driven organisation to which the adoption of the matrix structure was introduced but not fully implemented. Having adopted this new structure Management did not readjusted its culture of role and…...

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