Organization Structure

Organizing Paper
Cassandra Randle
June 16, 2010
Dr. Annette Williams

Organizing Paper
Hewlett Packard Company (HP) was founded in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. HP is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is the world largest IT Company, generating revenue in excess of 114 billion dollars. HP serves more than one billion customers in more than 170 countries on 6 continents. HP has approximately 150,000 employees worldwide. The company’s mission is to invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit and improve the lives of customers - with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible. HP dedicates $3.5 billion annually to its research and development of products, solutions and new technologies. In order for HP to maintain these numbers it has to have strong organization strategy in place.
Organizational Structural
Organizing is the function of management that deals with the gathering and sorting of resources that an organization needs in order to achieve the organizations goals effectively and efficiently. HP uses its resources to assign authority figures, divide the work into specific departments and tasks and to coordinate different tasks within the organization that needs to be completed. HP original organizational structure was the matrix but in 2007 changed to a decentralized structure. The decentralized structure prepares them for change because lower level management has the authority to make important decisions and changes when needed. The management understands that HP consists of many departments and allows these departments to focus on the completion of these tasks. Management recognizes that each department must communicate or else it cannot provide the best product to the customer. Understanding the departmentalization of HP ensures the company goals are achieved and its resources such as Human Resource and Technology affect the organization’s structure.
Human Resource...