Featured Glossary TermOrganizational Analysis
Any systematic analysis of an organization can be termed organizational analysis. In many analyses, models and theories are used to assess the functioning and development of a specific organization and to evaluate how the organization responds to and implements changes.
In an organizational analysis, the study purpose is to identify strategic competencies and weaknesses. The organization characteristics are examined from 3 perspective: 1) historical, 2) competitor benchmarking, and 3) normative models and theory.
According to QED Consulting "To succeed, every organization needs objective information about itself. That's where organizational analysis comes in. Organizational analysis provides leaders with an objective view of their organization on several dimensions. It can be thought of as 360 degree feedback for an organization. It is generally used to assist in strategic planning, business (tactical) planning, organizational design initiatives, or input for business process improvement projects. In addition to providing an unbiased description of the organization, analysis results in a set of recommendations for change to improve organizational performance."
An organization analysis attempts to identify underlying issues impacting performance, including efficiency and effectiveness problems. Issues might include deficiencies in work processes, organization structures, management processes and procedures, reward systems, and human resource processes.