Organisational Structure and Culture

Face to face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

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This two (2) day course covers the processes and principles of organisational structure and culture. Participants will learn various types of structures and will critically analyse a suitable structure for an organisation. They will also learn how to develop an inclusive culture which best shapes organisational values and behaviours.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an organisational structure to meet strategic direction of an organisation.
  2. Apply structural changes to enhance organisation’s performance.
  3. Implement a model of cultural strategy that supports growth and development.
  4. Ensure cultural diversity is encouraged and rewarded.


  • Develop an understanding of organisational design.
  • Develop depth of types of structure that benefit an organisation.
  • Discover how culture can be powerful to an organisation.
  • Validate working in harmony and celebrate diversity.
  • Provide cross-cultural awareness in employment relationships.
  • Create culture that simplifies information processes and fosters inclusivity.


  1. Types and elements of organisational structure.
  2. Effectiveness and efficiency.
  3. Understanding hierarchy, its benefits and limitations.
  4. Line and staff positions and span of control.
  5. Centralised versus decentralised decisions.
  6. Cultural web, culture and people.
  7. Culture as a competitive advantage.


  • Administrators.
  • Project officers.
  • Managers.
  • Supervisors.


  • Videos.
  • Templates and checklists.
  • Case studies and group exercises.
  • Practical and experiential.
  • Facilitator-led discussions.
  • Individual and group written activities.

Delivery Strategy

This two (2) day course has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence.

Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.

Participants will also receive a state-of-the-art student manual with all reference material, PowerPoint presentations and activities.

Program Outline

Day One

The basis of organisational structure

  • Review organisational design.
  • The elements of organisational structure.
  • Activities throughout the module

Types of organisational structure

  • Review types of structures.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each type.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Day Two

Organisational culture

  • Dimensions of organisational culture.
  • Discuss culture as a competitive advantage to an organisation.
  • Analyse inputs to organisational culture.
  • Activities throughout the module.

The cultural web

  • The cultural web model.
  • Assess current culture and make recommendations.
  • Activities throughout the module.


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco