Organizational Communication Lecture – October 25 , 2013h
Divisionalized Machine Bureaucracy – Type III Structure (Type 2A)
Success Means Growth
Growth in size also means growth in compulsion to control
Why? Risk of loss much higher as you grow
o Move towards more control of environment
Boundary management control becomes vital
o Control costs of acquisition of inputs and disposal of outputs
Environmental Overview: Box 2A
Simple, stable environment: low perceived uncertainty
Why simple, stable, but diverse?
o Small number of components
o Somewhat similar, remain basically the same within each market
o Variety of markets: based on product type, geography, etc.
o Appropriate structure:
High division of labour, form