The term "organizing" has been defined differently by different people.

That is why we will be enumerating some of the best definitions of organizing in this post.

Forthwith, let's get started.

According to Louis Allen, "Organizing is the process of identifying and grouping the work to be performed, defining and delegating responsibility and authority and establishing relationships for the purpose of enabling people to work most effectively together in accomplishing objectives"

Theo Haiman sees Organizing as "the process of defining and grouping the activities of the enterprise and establishing the authority relationships among them."

English author Alan Alexander Milne succinctly defined organizing as "what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up."

Koontz and O’Donnell have this to say about organizing: "It is the establishment of authority relationships with provision for co-ordination between them, both vertically and horizontally in the enterprise structure"

In the words of Oliver Sheldon, "Organization is the process so combining the work which individuals or groups have to perform with the facilities necessary for its execution, that the duties so performed provide the best channels for the efficient, systematic, positive and coordinated application of the available effort"

In L.H Haney view, "Organization is a harmonious adjustment of specialized parts for accomplishment of some common purpose or purposes

Renowned American management author George Terry defined organizing as "the establishing of effective authority relationships among selected work, persons, and workplaces in order for the group to dork together efficiently"

Similarly, he define organisation as "creation of relationship among persons and work so that it may be carried on in a better and efficient way"

"Organizing is a function by which the concern is able to define the role positions, the jobs related and the co-ordination between authority and responsibility. Hence, a manager always has to organize in order to get results", writes Chester Barnard.

In Henry Fayol's view,  "Organizing is the activity by which the company receives everything it needs for its operation - raw materials, tools, capital, and  personnel"

Perhaps the most comprehensive definition of organizing was given by Keith Davis. According to him, "Organisation may be defined as a group of individuals, large or small, that is cooperating under the direction of executive leadership in accomplishment of the certain common object."

Mooney and Railey simply defined organization as "the form of every human association for the attainment of a common purpose."

Overall, organizing is the systematic process of determining the tasks to be done, who does them and how tasks are to be managed to achieve organizational objectives.

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