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MGTA03 Ch 8

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Management (MGT)
Chris Bovaird

MGTA03 Ch 8 Organizing the Business EnterpriseOrganizational structure the specification of the jobs to be done within a business and how those jobs relate to one anotherOrganization chart a physical description of the companys structure showing employee titles and their relsh to one another Chain of command reporting relsh within a business the flow of decisionmaking power in a firm 2 Building Blocks of all Business Organization 1 Job Specialization the process of identifying the specific jobs that need to be done and designating the ppl who will perform them Individual jobs can be performed more efficiently the jobs are easier to learn and easier to replace ppl who leave the organization2 Departmentalization the process of grouping jobs into logical units division of activities Profit centre a separate company unit responsible for its own costs and profits Decisionmaking hierarchy managers must define reporting relsh among positions so that everyone will know who has responsibility for various decisions and operations the goal is to figure out how to structure and stabilize the organizational framework so that everyone works together to achieve common goalsWho makes what decisions1 Assigning tasks 2 Performing tasks 3 Distributing authority Responsibility the duty to perform as assigned taskAuthority the po
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