Chapter 14 Organizational Structure

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Western University
Management and Organizational Studies
Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B
Victoria Digby

Chapter 14Some DefinitionsOrganization System of consciously coordinated activities of 2 or more peopleOrganization structure Design factors of how work is organized Coordination of effort common goal division of labor and hierarchy of authorityUnity of command A historical belief that each employee should report to a single managerOrganizational ChartA boxandline illustration showing chain of formal authority and division of laborThe structure is more and more complex as time goes byTerms To KnowUnity of CommandHierarchy of AuthorityDivision of LaborSpan of Control number of people directly report to a managerBest is one to four employees report to one manager TightIf more than 4 employees report to one manager its really hard to controlCommon Ways to organizeDepartmentation Functional PresidentVP of Marketing VP of Accounting VP of Production VP of Human Services Product Departmentation HouseHome Products Division PersonalBeauty Product
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