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30/3/22, 15:53Organizational StructureYour Grade100%Class Average98%100%98%Decision Point: What Is Synergy's Organizational Design Model?Points 5 out of 5Your initial impressions working at Synergy reinforce everything you heard and read aboutthe company. Most employees are highly educated, self-motivated, technically pro±cientprofessionals who appear able to handle diverse problems. They require little direction orsupervision and, for the most part, exhibit high standards of professional conduct.The headquarters' sta² is more structured and formal, but the people are no less educated,motivated, and professional. The Chief Financial O³cer, Chief Counsel, Senior VicePresident of Operations, and heads of the three SBUs all report to the CEO. You overheardthe CEO say she was an "anti-bureaucrat".Based on your observations, what organizational design model does Synergy most closelyresemble?ResultsYour ReportNumber of attempts remaining: UnlimitedRetryMY PROGRESS - 100%Organizational Structure
1/7Since organizational structure is not closely tied with the achieving objectives of a ±rm,Synergy's structure is not overly important. And, importantly, it can be easily changed atany time.
30/3/22, 15:53Organizational Structure2/7The organic model. Flexibility is important to adapt to changing conditions, andSynergy's senior sta² generally needs few rules and fairly little direct supervision.Recommend that Synergy replace the divisional structure with a ´at organization.Stay with the divisional SBU structure, but merge the marketing and sales functionsinto a single functional division for the entire company.Stay with the divisional structure, but set up a required information-sharing system sothat any SBU with information about a particular market is required to make thatinformation available to other SBUs.5 out of 5 points earned:This was the best choice.You chose to assess Synergy's model as the organicorganizational. This was appropriate because the employees are educated professionalswho can be trusted to work without extreme rules and regulations. This form allowsemployees to respond to problems on their own, giving the company ´exibility and theability to respond quickly.LO 13.1Identify seven elements of an organization’s structure.Read more aboutit in the eTextDecision Point: What Are Your Structural Recommendations?Points 5 out of 5You now have enough information about Synergy's corporate structure and how it hasworked or fallen short in the past. You decide to make a recommendation to address theproblems that led to the China market debacle.

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