Development trends in organizational and management structures

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Development trends in management and organizational structures are considered one of the limitations of the ongoing transformation of the company architecture of enterprises in the Czech Republic. This study is based on the survey data of over 450 enterprises in different sizes and sector categories conducted in 2016–2019. Statistical dependence between the type of organizational structure and size of an enterprise is confirmed with a trend of transition to a department-based organizational structure at the expense of a division-based structure. A high degree of statistical dependence is found between the number of management levels and size of a company. However, a low level of statistical dependence is found between the number of management levels and the sector type. Dependence between management structure/size of an enterprise and its profitability is not confirmed. A critical strategic task for companies is acceleration of the transformation of the company architecture, including the organizational framework, and intensification of the innovation and digitalization based on a transfer of new knowledge into corporate practice. If enterprises accomplish this strategic task, they will generate higher value and they can be more profitable and sustainable. A transfer from classical management structures to departmental structures is demonstrated, which creates preconditions for transformation in process and project management. A new finding is an independent relationship between management structure/size of an enterprise and its profitability; and an opposite trend considering the number of management levels compared to the prediction, i.e., their decrease.

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    • Figure 1. Percentage expression of dependence of a management organizational structure on the size of an enterprise
    • Figure 2. Percentage expression of dependence of the number of management levels on the size of an enterprise
    • Figure 3. Percentage expression of dependence between management and organizational structure, size, and profitability of enterprises
    • Table 1. Development trend in organizational and management structures based on the size
    • Table 2. Dependence between the number of management levels and the size of an enterprise
    • Table 3. Dependence between the number of management levels and sector affiliation
    • Table 4. Dependence between management structure and the number of management levels in the enterprises
    • Table 5. Dependence between management organizational structure, size, and profitability of enterprises
    • Conceptualization
      Jarmila Straková, Jan Váchal
    • Data curation
      Jarmila Straková, Jaroslav Kollmann
    • Formal Analysis
      Jarmila Straková, Jaroslav Kollmann, Milan Talíř
    • Investigation
      Jarmila Straková, Jan Váchal
    • Methodology
      Jarmila Straková, Jan Váchal
    • Resources
      Jarmila Straková, Jaroslav Kollmann, Milan Talíř
    • Supervision
      Jarmila Straková, Jan Váchal
    • Validation
      Jarmila Straková, Jan Váchal
    • Writing – review & editing
      Jarmila Straková, Jaroslav Kollmann
    • Funding acquisition
      Jan Váchal
    • Project administration
      Jan Váchal, Jaroslav Kollmann, Milan Talíř
    • Writing – original draft
      Jan Váchal, Milan Talíř
    • Visualization
      Jaroslav Kollmann, Milan Talíř