Chapter 16 Terms

Chapter 16 Terms - Chapter 16 Terms Organizational...

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Chapter 16 Terms Organizational structure—defines how job tasks are formally divided, grouped and coordinated. o Six Key Elements— Work Specialization: division of labor, degree to which activated in the organization are subdivided into separate jobs. Departmentalization: The basis by which jobs are grouped together. (grouped by functions) Chain of command: an unbroken line of authority that extends from the top of the organization to the lowest echelon and clarifies who reports to whom. Authority: the rights inherent in a managerial position to give orders and expect the orders to be obeyed. Unity-of-command: helps preserve the concept of an unbroken line of authority. A person should have one and only one superior to whom that person is directly responsible Span of Control: determines the number of levels and managers an organization has. Centralization: the degree to which decision making is concentrated at a single point in the organization. Includes only formal authority—right’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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