Define: Organisational Infrastructure

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Definition: Organisational Infrastructure


Quick Summary of Organisational Infrastructure


An organisational infrastructure refers to the typically hierarchical arrangement of lines of authority, communications, rights and duties of an organisation.



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Full Definition of Organisational Infrastructure


An organisational infrastructure refers to the typically hierarchical arrangement of lines of authority, communications, rights and duties of an organisation. The Organisational structure determines how the roles, power and responsibilities are assigned, controlled, and coordinated, and how information flows between the different levels of management.

A structure typically depends on the organisation’s objectives and strategy. Within a centralised structure, the top layer of management retains most of the decision making power and has tight control over departments and divisions. In a decentralised structure, however, decision making power is distributed and the departments and divisions may have varying degrees of independence.


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Examples of Organisational Infrastructure in a sentence


My colleague did not want to work on Sunday, however, he expressed his disapproval to the marketing manager instead of the office supervisor, thus completely ignoring the organisational structure of the company.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Organisational Infrastructure are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th December 2019.