chapter  18
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3 Introduction

Organization structures reflect the aims and objectives, the size and complexity of the undertaking, the nature of the expertise to be used, the preferred management and supervisory style and the means of coordination and control. Whatever arises as the result must be flexible, dynamic and responsive to market and environment conditions and pressures. It must provide effective and suitable channels of communication and decisionmaking processes; and provide also for the creation of professional and productive relationships between individuals and groups. Departments, divisions and functions are created as required to pursue aims and objectives, together with the means and methods by which they are coordinated and harmonized.