Organizational Mapping

Corporate or organisation mapping is a method used to ascertain the big picture purpose of a company. This is usually done after other research has been conducted, such as surveys and interviews. It is used as a way of further refining and articulating collected data, whilst opening up new facets of a corporation to research and map out. This may be done for a variety of reasons, for example, looking at how to increase productivity or to implement a corporation wide policies change.

Contributor: Joshua Roberts, 2013
ORGANISATIONAL MAPPING IN BUSINESS

Organisation mapping is most successful when it incorporates both macro and micro views of a company’s structure, taking into account outside influences and stakeholders. A well considered map looks at the interactions of employees and employers, the tools they use to conduct their business, & the reasons behind their business processes . The map should look at financial, social, contextual and physiological influences on an organisation, analysing how they might affect company decisions and it's future direction.

Contributor: Joshua Roberts, 2013
ANZAC BISCUITS

When Arnotts moved it's anzac biscuit manufacturing plant it mapped out the way the biscuit was made in great detail, in order to make the exact same product on a larger machine. They set up the new factory identically to the previous one but when they started production the first batch came out completely different as did each consecutive batch here after .The reason for this was that they did not consider the location of the old factory which was located by the sea where the air had a higher salt content.

Contributor: Joshua Roberts, 2013