Relating Organisational Structure to Performance: An Initial Focus on Centralisation

Abstract. This paper will focus on relating organisational structure with organisational performance. We first outline the motivation behind this research, from both industrial and academic perspectives. After defining the problem and the research aim, an outline of organisational performance metrics is provided, followed by a detailed look at the centralisation metric. Finally, using our testbed simulation, the metric is applied and compared against the simulation’s performance output, namely speed and robustness. We show that while the centralisation metric is a sufficient measure of performance, the implementation of further metrics should produce further promising results.

Citation. Gabbai, J. M. E., Wright, W. A., and Allinson, N. M., “Relating Organisational Structure to Performance: An Initial Look at Centralisation,” presented at NET.Object Day, Erfurt, Germany, 2002

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