Organizational Structure and Crisis Management

  • Mahauganee ShawEmail author
  • Shane Fudge
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Organizational structure refers to the coordination of positions, operational procedures, and strategies within an organization. Organizational structure can also commonly refer to the system of task and authority relationships that assist an organization’s staff in maintaining coordination and control over their actions, while contributing to the achievement of common goals and objectives. Crisis management is the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, recovering from, and learning from emergency incidents. Crisis management can also be defined as the managerial functions and practices that attempt to expand upon strategies needed in times of emergency by involving a proactive perspective to risk assessment.

Organizational crisis can be defined as a scenario that is highly improbable, yet highly consequential, to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Miami UniversityOxfordUSA