Parliaments qualify as complex organizations. Parliamentary staffs have increased substan-tially and rapidly in size and become more specialized and differentiated to fit to the rate of environmental changes. Staffs support activities of deputies both in lawmaking and policy-making and represent a thread of continuity, institutional memory, and expertise within the institution. In Italian regions with ordinary autonomy the evolving changes in organizational design of support staffs in Regional Councils (legislative assemblies) may be drawn from re-gional laws and regulations which register historical changes and reflect the organizational learning inside organizations. Chandler (1962) showed historically that strategy leads to struc-ture. When a misfit is no longer tolerable and fit must be restored this can be done by retain-ing the structure and altering the contingency to fit the structure (Child, 1972). Parliaments se-lect a strategy and then tailor the structure to fit. There are different models of parliamentary support staffs because of different models of parliament. A decisional parliament can exert different influence of ratifying parliament on the re-structuring and configuration of its own support staff. Historically, the Chambers of Parliament changed their strategy playing, over time, decisional and proactive or ratifying roles and behaviors. Mixed model of staff and par-liament have emerged. The changes in the regional form of government and legislative com-petence move Regional Councils to design structure of the support staff consistent with its strategy.

Structuring parliamentary staffs and the organization design in Regional Councils

ROMANELLI, Mauro
2010

Abstract

Parliaments qualify as complex organizations. Parliamentary staffs have increased substan-tially and rapidly in size and become more specialized and differentiated to fit to the rate of environmental changes. Staffs support activities of deputies both in lawmaking and policy-making and represent a thread of continuity, institutional memory, and expertise within the institution. In Italian regions with ordinary autonomy the evolving changes in organizational design of support staffs in Regional Councils (legislative assemblies) may be drawn from re-gional laws and regulations which register historical changes and reflect the organizational learning inside organizations. Chandler (1962) showed historically that strategy leads to struc-ture. When a misfit is no longer tolerable and fit must be restored this can be done by retain-ing the structure and altering the contingency to fit the structure (Child, 1972). Parliaments se-lect a strategy and then tailor the structure to fit. There are different models of parliamentary support staffs because of different models of parliament. A decisional parliament can exert different influence of ratifying parliament on the re-structuring and configuration of its own support staff. Historically, the Chambers of Parliament changed their strategy playing, over time, decisional and proactive or ratifying roles and behaviors. Mixed model of staff and par-liament have emerged. The changes in the regional form of government and legislative com-petence move Regional Councils to design structure of the support staff consistent with its strategy.
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