Organizational Interrelationships & Goals

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Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has taught math at a public charter high school.

The major goal of any business is for all its workers to work as one united team. In larger organizations, workers are organized into departments. Watch how important it is for these departments to form interrelationships within the organization.

Organizational Interrelationships

An organization, simply put, is an organized group of people. In our modern day language, we often refer to businesses as organizations. If you think about it, this works because most businesses are organized into groups of people in various departments. It's very important for these departments to work together. Think about it.

Can any business succeed or even grow if its individual departments are not working together? I don't think so. Just think of the chaos that can result. The research and development department might come up with glow in the dark cat food that cats can find in the dark. But if the marketing department doesn't have a relationship with the research and development department, then the marketing department might be marketing cat food that doesn't have any artificial additives in it. I can't see this going down too well with the cat loving public.

It is these departmental interrelationships within the organization that we will be talking about in this lesson.

Working Together

The thing about the departmental interrelationships within a business is that the various departments are in close communication with each other. It is in this way that all the departments know what the other departments are doing. We call it interrelationships because each department has a relationship with the other departments inside the organization. It's like your hand communicating with your brain and mouth and your legs communicating with one another. When all of your body parts are in close communication, then you can function easily and do the things you want to do. It is the same with a business and its many departments. When the departments work together, the business operates smoothly and can do the things it wants to do.

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