Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B Lecture Notes - Salmon, Ebay, Decision-Making
DepartmentManagement and Organizational Studies
Course CodeMOS 2181A/B
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Organization: System of consciously coordinated activities of 2 or more people.
Organizational structure: How work is organized. Four factors: coordination of effort,
division of labor, common goal, hierarchy of authority.
Unity of command: historical belief each employee should report to
Simple Structure – Mintzberg
-Few support staffers
-Loose division of labor
-Little to no techno structure
-Small managerial hierarchy.
-Strategic apex key.
-Organic operating core
•Work is very standardized
oPeople have to fit work
•Very highly specialized
•Routine operating tasks
•Very formalized procedures in operating core
•Tons of rules and regulations
•Reliant on functional areas
•Decision making is centralized
•Big decision between line and staff
•Techno structure is key parr structure
•Hires highly trained specialists professionals for operating core.
•Key part middle
•Indoctrination into mindset/culture of division managers
•Diversification of product
•Coordinating output between strategic apex and operating core
•Markets can be relatively simple
•Ex: Proctor and Gamble
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