What are orgs for? LO6021

Thu, 7 Mar 1996 07:01:08 -0500

Replying to LO6004 --

Do I detect an assumption that an organization has just one purpose?

The concept of "intent structure" (circa 1972) or "objectives tree" (circa
something) is based on the belief that in today's world organizations have
many objectives, and that these objectives can be related to one another
in definable ways. Among other things, there will be "high-level
objectives", "middle-level objectives", and "low-level objectives". By
seeing the pattern of these objectives, carefully defined, tested for
reasonable completeness, and interrelated, one can get a reasonably
authentic picture of what the organization is about.

Such structures have been created by various organizations. Several of
them have been published with accompanying description.

John N. Warfield



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