Organizational structure

Organizational structure depends on products developed, technology used, skills and attitude of employees and users of the product.  Because all of this is still evolving, the organizational structure may be a work in progress with a focus on effective decision-making across the whole institution.

Effective decision-making across the whole institution will be increased if:

  • All governing groups (education, accreditation, and licensure) and all user groups (faculty, staff, students, and veterinary practitioners) participate in decision-making.
  • Both teaching and business activities are our priorities.
  • The decision-making capability is fully developed at local and central levels (Bates, 2000). Therefore, a structure that combines centralized and decentralized organization looks like the solution of choice.

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