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  • Organisational analysis and intergovernmental relations - A South African perspective
  • Madue S, Lubinga S
  • ISBN: 9780627036873
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 97806270368880
  • 165 Pages | Published: 2019

Organisations affect all aspects of human existence. They operate under immense pressure to offer their goods and services efficiently, economically and at the right time, all within the confines of the domestic and international laws which govern their trading. To meet these challenges in today’s ever-changing global environment, the dealings within and between organisations need to be constantly monitored. Organisational analysis and intergovernmental relations: a South African perspective discusses how organisations work, how to conduct organisational analysis and how organisations can benefit from the advantages of intergovernmental relations in order to maximise productivity, effectiveness and profitability.

Organisational analysis and intergovernmental relations: a South African perspective provides an overview of organisations, and the organisational design and structures applicable to both the private and public sectors. It equips managers with the knowledge to analyse the status of their organisations and decide what approaches to employ in responding to change (whether planned or unplanned). The book also explores how the relations between the spheres of government are affected by the shifting political environment in South Africa.

Contents include the following:

·    Organisational theories
·    Principles of organising
·    The need for organisational structure and the factors that influence it
·    Organisational analysis tools and techniques
·    Departmental structuring principles in South Africa
·    Change management process and models
·    The influence of the internal and external environments on the functioning of organisations
·    Spheres of government

Organisational analysis and intergovernmental relations: a South African perspective is aimed at undergraduate students as well as practitioners of organisational analysis in both the private and the public sector.




CHAPTER 1 Introduction to the study of organisations

CHAPTER 2 Understanding organisational structures and design

CHAPTER 3 Organisational analysis

CHAPTER 4 Public sector organisational structure and design

CHAPTER 5 Organisational development and change management

CHAPTER 6 The environment in which public sector organisations operate 

CHAPTER 7 Intergovernmental relations




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