Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar and Conference on Learning Organization (isclo-15)

Flexible Organizational Structure for Learning Organization : Case of the Indonesia Open University (Universitas Terbuka)

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Agus Joko Purwanto
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Agus Joko Purwanto
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https://doi.org/10.2991/isclo-15.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
organizational design, organizational structure, decentralization, flexibility, communication, informal organization
Abstract

The Indonesia Open University (Universitas Terbuka/UT) ) was founded in 1984. The aim of founding UT is to provide higher education through distance learning. UT operates throughout Indonesia and abroad. With student population reached 313 thousand, UT is a complex organization, which requires effective management. Effective management should be supported by flexible organizational structure. According to Marquardt and Reynolds (1994), to transform organization into learning organization (LO), organization need pay attention to 11 components such as appropriate organizational structures, culture of organizational learning, empowerment, environment, the creation and transfer of knowledge, learning technology, quality, strategy, climate learning support, teamwork and networking, and vision. This paper aims to describe the design of the UT organization structure. Meta-analysis of three studies at UT in 2013 and 2014 was applied to this research . According to the Statute, UT organizational structure is a combination of a functional organizational structure and geographical divisions. But in reality, UT' s management allow the emergence of new components within its organizational structure according to their individual needs so UT has creating a lot of teams to support its operation and also establishing networking with external stakeholders. In 1998, UT formulated its vision and missionbut the real transformation of UT started since 2001 by formulating objectives and targets then followed by creating quality assurance system, changes in the organizational structure and intensive use of information systems for learning and management. The transformation happened through team works. Organizational culture developed base on the value of total quality management and good corporate governance. Departments are given authority to propose and use budget Flexibility in communication and the growth of informal groups led to sharing knowledge and values among employees.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar and Conference on Learning Organization (isclo-15)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
March 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-174-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isclo-15.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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