What do you understand by the concepts of Contingency approach to organisation structure?

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Contingency approach to organizational structure is a management theory that argues that the approach to an issue is determined by the individual particulars of that issue. Traditional management theories and approaches try to use a one size fits all solution to problems. The contingency approach tailors responses based on the individual factors of an issue rather than using a predetermined approach. The contingency approach helps managers and organizations manage the effectiveness of various solutions and make amendments or corrections as needed. The approach is geared more towards applying practical solutions that can be measured and judged for their utility rather than theoretical approaches that have yet to be proven with the organization.