Chapter 6 - Burns Stalker Lawrence Lorsch

Chapter 6 - Burns Stalker Lawrence Lorsch - Organization...

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Organization – Environment relations Summary of findings: Manufacturing firms Characteristics of the Environment -Simple -More Stable -i.e., Low Uncertainty -Complex -More dynamic -i.e., High Uncertainty Organization Structure “Mechanistic” structure -well defined, formalized procedures -more rules, procedures -more centralized decision making -mainly vertical communication -clear hierarchy of authority -“Bureaucratic” Main coordination mechanisms: -Standardization -Direct supervision “Organic” structure -much less defined, less formalized procedures -few formal rules (or rules are often ignored) -decentralized decision making -mainly horizontal communication -no clear hierarchy of authority -“Adhocracy” Main coordination mechanisms:
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MANAGEMENT MSCI 311 taught by Professor Dumiering during the Spring '08 term at Waterloo.

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