Organizational Structure


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`Reading

Chapter 8 (pp 262-288)  Due 2/9

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Assignments Due 2/9

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1.  What is the difference between Authority and Informal Authority?

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2.  How does the span of control differ between a Vertical Structure and a Horizontal Structured organization?

       (discuss in terms of hierarchical levels, responsibilities at manager level and responsibilities at the worker level),

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3.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of delegation

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4.  Why would an organization centralize or decentralize their structure?

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5.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Functional Organization?

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6.  What company factors can I organize on a Divisional level?  How would I decide which is best?

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7. The matrix organization tries to combine the advantages of the Divisional and the Functional structures.  So where is the conflict in using the Matrix Organization?

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8.  What are the 4 types of coordination found in Organizational Integration?  Provide a brief description of each type.

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Cases and Questions

Apple Structure

Question DUE 2/11

1.  How do you interpret the cartoons relative to what is given in the text?

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How to establish the proper span of control for managers  DUE 2/13

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Notes and Reference Materials