Organization's Structure Alignment to the Environment and Objectives is a Key Determinant of its Success


  • Joyce J. C. Kiplimo Pan African Christian University



The alignment of an organization's structure with its environment and objectives is emphasized in this paper as a critical factor in determining its success. The paper highlights the importance of understanding the external environment and adapting to changes, as well as the role of organizational objectives in shaping the structure. The paper discusses the various types of organizations, ranging from multinational corporations to nonprofits, as well as the unique challenges that each type of organization faces. It emphasizes that organizations operate in a complex and dynamic external environment, and that their structure should be adaptable to changes while remaining aligned with their strategic goals and objectives. It investigates how various schools of thought in organizational theory can assist organizations in identifying and addressing challenges, as well as providing guidance in designing a suitable structure to effectively address those challenges. The paper also provides examples of organizations that used these theories to gain insights into areas such as organizational design, leadership, communication, and decision-making, all of which are critical for effectively addressing challenges. Organizations can design a suitable structure that allows them to effectively deal with the challenges they face and ultimately achieve their desired outcomes by considering the principles and concepts offered by organizational theory.

Keywords: Organization's Structure, Alignment, Environment, Objectives, Determinant, Success

Author Biography

Joyce J. C. Kiplimo, Pan African Christian University

PhD Student, Department of Leadership Studies, Pan African Christian University


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How to Cite

Kiplimo, J. J. C. (2023). Organization’s Structure Alignment to the Environment and Objectives is a Key Determinant of its Success. Journal of Human Resource & Leadership, 7(4), 50–69.