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Chapter 8Organizing the Business EnterpriseOrganizational structure the specification of jobs t be done within a business and how those jobs relate to one anotherThe building blocks of Organization StructureBuilding blocks are job specialization and departmentalizationAs a firm grows it usually has a greater need for ppl to perform specialized tasks specializationWhen labour specialization become to specific it can cause ppl to get boredIt also has a greater need to group types of work into logical units departmentalizationCommon forms of departmentalization are product customer process geographic and functionalJob specialization identifying the specific jobs that need to be done and designation the ppl who will perform itDepartmentalization the process of grouping jobs into logical unitsProfit centre a separate company unit responsible for its own costs and profitsAssigning TasksResponsibility the duty to perform an assigned taskAuthority the power to make decisions necessary to complete a taskPerforming tasksDelegation assignment of task a responsibility or authority by a manager to a subordinateAccountability liability of subordinates for accomplishing tasks assigned by managersFear of DelegatingEffective managers surround themselves with a team of strong subordinates and then delegate sufficient authority to subordinates to get the job done4 things to keep in mind when delegatingoDecide on the nature of the work to be doneoMatch the job with the skills of subordinateoMake sure person chose understands what he has to achieveoMake sure subordinate has time and training necessaryThings that managers have
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