Combined Congruency

Technical and social aspects
of your organization working together
From Dr. Kenneth D. Mackenzie's The Practitioner's Guide to Organizing Organizations

combined congruency

Combined Congruency means that Organizational level and bonding congruency are interdependent. They correspond to the technical and social aspects of an organization.

Organizational Level Congruency

  • Strategic Congruency
  • Organizational Technology Congruency
  • Organizational Results Congruency

Organizational level congruency looks at the fit among the organization's environments, its Strategic Direction, and its implementing Organizational Technology and its organizational results. It is rational and technical.

Bonding Congruency

  • Associate / Organizational Bonding Congruency
  • Associate / Position Bonding Congruency
  • Position / Organizational Bonding Congruency

But it takes good people being well managed to make the organization work. Without people being bonded to the organization, implementation of the strategic direction will falter. It is important to be concerned with people, as they are usually the main and most valuable assets and resources of an organization.

However, bonding will not hold unless the organization has organizational level congruency.

ABCE Model of Organizations

Very simply, this model shows that organizations are comprised of four parts:

  • A. Strategic Direction
  • B. Implementing Organizational Technology
  • C. Organization Results
  • E. Organizational Environments [the context on and in which the organization operates]

All four parts of the model are interdependent, and an organization needs to find a way to manage the fit and congruence of these four parts to be effective.


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