For your initial post, investigate any probation agency online by finding a link to its organizational chart. Using the information in the chart, describe the organizational structure. Consider the following questions:
Who is in charge?
How many levels are there between line staff and the top administrator?
Is this a horizontal or vertical hierarchy?
What else do you notice about the agency’s structure?
In your opinion, would this agency use an open- or closed-system approach, and why?
How is the organization aligned with the functional categories?
Does the way that the organization has its matrix make strategic sense? Why or why not?
Share the image and link to the organizational chart.
Respond to at least two of your peers about their assessments of the organizational charts. Do you agree with their analyses? Why or why not?