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Department
Global Management Studies
Course Code
GMS 200
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Shavin Malhotra

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Organizing (11/30/10)
Organizing as a Management Function?
Organizing
oThe process of arranging people and other resources to work together to
accomplish a goal
Organization structure
oThe system of tasks, workflows, reporting, relationships, and communication
channels that link together diverse individuals and groups
Organizing
Formal structures
oThe structure of the organization in its official state
oAn organization chart is a diagram describing reporting relationships and the
formal arrangement of work positions within an organization
oAn organization chart identifies the following aspects of formal structure:
The division of work
Supervisory relationships
Communication channels
Major subunits
Level of management
Functional Structure
Potential advantages of functional structures:
oJob specialization
oHigh-quality technical problem solving
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oIn-depth training and skill development
oClear career paths within functions
Potential disadvantages of functional structures:
oLack of coordination between different functions
oDelay in turnaround
oPass-off failures
Deutsche Post World Net
Global logistics services provider
500 000 employees in over 220 countries
Structured into five divisions
oMail
oExpress DHL
oLogistics
oFinancial services
oServices
Divisional Structure
Potential advantages of divisional structures:
oMore flexibility
oImproved coordination
oExpertise focused on specific customers, products, and regions
Potential disadvantages of divisional structures:
oDuplication of resources
oCompetition and poor coordination across divisions
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Organizing (113010) Organizing as a Management Function? Organizing o The process of arranging people and other resources to work together to accomplish a goal Organization structure o The system of tasks, workflows, reporting, relationships, and communication channels that link together diverse individuals and groups Organizing Formal structures o The structure of the organization in its official state o An organization chart is a diagram describing reporting relationships and the formal arrangement of work positions within an organization o An organization chart identifies the following aspects of formal structure: The division of work Supervisory relationships Communication channels Major subunits Level of management Functional Structure Potential advantages of functional structures: o Job specialization o High-quality technical problem solving www.notesolution.com
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