or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion·​al | \ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl, ˌȯrg-nə-\

Definition of organizational 

1 : of or relating to an organization : involving organization the organizational state of a crystal

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organizationally adverb

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The creation of a Space Force would reproduce the same tensions and more because of the scale of organizational change. Bryan Nakayama, Fortune, "3 Reasons Trump’s New Space Force Would Be a Disaster," 21 June 2018 In other organizational changes, ZDNet reports that Kudo Tsunoda is departing his current post and looking for a new role inside Microsoft. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft’s Windows shakeup continues internally," 31 May 2018 An article in ESPN The Magazine last week detailed the intra-organizational power struggle among Pederson, Schwartz, owner Jeffrey Lurie, and vice president Howie Roseman. Mike Sielski,, "In light of Eagles' success, it's fun to consider all the ways the season could have gone south | Mike Sielski," 14 Jan. 2018 Companies seeking cybersecurity personnel often hire people with military backgrounds, raising challenging questions about how to best bridge differences in organizational culture, specialists in the field say. Adam Janofsky And Kim S. Nash, WSJ, "How Companies Can Bridge the Culture Gap When Hiring Ex-Military Cybersecurity Professionals," 5 July 2018 Upon taking the helm of the Kings last year, general manager Rob Blake knew that building organizational depth was near the top of his to-do list. Curtis Zupke,, "NHL draft: Kings need a scorer; time running out for Ducks to accent vets Getzlaf, Perry and Kesler," 22 June 2018 The Orioles have long used the Rule 5 draft to supplement their own organizational depth, and the long-term return of a utility infielder in Ryan Flaherty, a swingman in TJ McFarland, and a fourth outfielder in Joey Rickard hasn't been overwhelming. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles crushed, 11-1, by White Sox, owners of the American League's lowest-scoring offense," 24 May 2018 The organizational culture of the Trump administration is 'Buy American. Zachary Cohen And Laura Koran, CNN, "How Trump plans to arm the world with US weapons," 19 Apr. 2018 But Leonard is a natural fit for the Spurs because of the match between their style of play (and organizational culture) and his temperament. Nathaniel Friedman, GQ, "The Silence Around Kawhi Leonard Used to Be Comforting," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of organizational

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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