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Organizational Analyses

An organizational analysis may be requested in order to review a department’s efficiency.  Organizational analyses at Kansas State University look at the structure and design of a department to determine how this influences total output in meeting the objectives of the unit. Individual attributes such as job duties, responsibilities and skill sets of employees currently working in the department are also analyzed in order to determine the best potential organizational structure.  Additional internal and external factors can also be accounted for in assessing how to improve efficiency. 

After the organizational analysis is completed, Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness staff will meet with the individual requesting the study in order to present findings.  This wrap-up session often comes with a variety of alternative organizational charts, along with the pros and cons that might come with any potential changes.

Further information, in addition to next steps, to initiate any changes will be communicated. Requesters should ensure alignment of resources, both monetary and non-monetary, prior to proceeding with any recommendations. At the time of request, the requester agrees to represent the department or unit reviewed, either for or on their behalf.

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