Part 1: The Organizational Chart
Communication is very critical in any organization especially bigger ones such as mergers. This is because it helps avoid collision of roles or positions of officers. This is usually represented by organizational charts and communication channels. The following is a new organizational chart, depicting newly established communication channel after Engineering Corporation of USA and Aerospace Corporation of China merged.
Part 2: The Description of the Communication
Reason for introducing a new communication flow
Previously, the two large corporations had own communication charts that functioned well for them. Thus, in order to realize a sustainable and efficiency communication geared towards achieving their new goals, it is vital to create a new communication flow before the two firms enter into a merger.
Organizational culture as a communication barrier and its impacts
Needle (2010) describes organizational culture as a representation of values, principles and beliefs of organizational members because of history, market, technology, product, management style, national cultures and even language. Although the merging corporations may be related since they work in the technology sector, have differences in culture may be a concern. For instance, the Engineering Corporation is based in the USA that uses English as their language of communication while, on the other hand, Aerospace of China uses Chinese. This will influence creation of a special office that will be concerned with the interpretation of languages. Besides, the difference in management, values and principles among others will lead to hiring of consultants that will advice on merging. In line with that, they will have to strengthen the auditing team to ensure targets are achieved.
Functioning of the Communication flow
The rationale for a merge is based on the organization need to expand its market and probably reduce its costs of production. This consequently leads to designing a high speed communication strategy between departments. Such a proposed semi organic structure that is neither too flat nor too tall, with less organizational hierarchy but clearly defined procedures is so suitable for them (Sepehri et.al, 2011).
The major concern in this exercise is, however, on the merging. Since two companies of different backgrounds are merging, there will be a critical need of coming up with a special office concerned with coordinating the merging. This may include language translation and following up the merging process. At that point, they will have the Legal Unit to interpret laws and a Consultant to give advice. Since the two are technology related companies, they will maintain Energy Department Unit, the Research Engineering Department and Project Management Department. Otherwise to deal with the increased employee number, the Human Resource Deputy Director will have the Administration Manager to deal with documentation and administration, administration; and and the HR will be recruiting and training. In addition well structured offices of Foreign Affairs, Marketing and Finance as shown, are equally very critical in the merging.
Needle, D. (2010). Business in context: An introduction to business and its environment. Andover: South-Western Cengage Learning.
Sepehri, P., Mousavi, S., Khajehnejad, S., Madani,F., & Moeindarbari, G., (2011). Designing a Proper Organizational Chart for a Project-Oriented Company Through Studying its Conceptual and Structural Dimensions. 2011 3rd International Conference on Information and Financial Engineering. IACSIT, Singapore.