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Organizing Work for Strategic Success.docx

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Business Management
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Organizing Work for Strategic Success Organization Structure – Formal relationships among jobs in an organization Organization Chart – “snapshot” of the firm, depicting organization’s structure in chart form at a particular point in time Three main types of Organizational Structures:  Hierarchical o Highly specialized jobs with narrowly defined job descriptions o Focus on independent performance  Flat o Broadly defined jobs, with general job descriptions o Emphasis on teams and product development  Matrix o Each job has two functions: functional and product o Dual reporting system Job Design  Process of systematically organizing work into tasks that are required to perform a specific job Job – Group of related activities and duties, held by single employee or number of incumbents Position – Collection of tasks and responsibilities performed by one person Started with:  Job Specialization (Industrial Engineering) o Work simplification  Work broken down into clear
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