In what way are the elements of an organisation comparable to the parts of a human body?

(A) They are an instrument for achieving a particular objective

(B) Leaders control the organisation just like the brain controls the body

(C) The whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts

(D) They need to be attuned to each other for the whole to work effectively

Explanation

The elements of an organisation are comparable to the parts of a human body because both of them need to be attuned to each other so that the whole system works effectively. Our body is connected in such a way that if any of the systems fails then the whole body stops working, similarly if a single element of an organisation fails then the whole organisation stops working properly.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Recall: Organisational alignment exercise from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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