September 21 - September 21, 2006 Chapter 8 Lecture...

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September 21, 2006 – Chapter 8 Lecture Organizational Design: The structuring of workers so that they can best accomplish all the goals of the firm Hierarchy: A system which one person is at the top of the organization and there is a ranked or sequential ordering from the top down of managers who are responsible to that person Bureaucracy: An organization with many layers of management who set rules and regulations and oversee all directions Tall Organizations: Tall and thin with a lot of different layers - Have many layers of management - Often have internal communication problems - Have trouble being responsive to customers - Many managers cost the organization money Flat Organizations: Short and fat. - Few layers of management - “Decision-making” is closer to the customer (the bottom) - Tend to be more responsive to customers Span of Control: - Refers to the optimum number of subordinates a manager can or should supervise - Effective span of control is affected by o Level in organization – smaller numbers higher up o Capabilities of managers and subordinates
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course OLS 274 taught by Professor Goodrich during the Spring '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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September 21 - September 21, 2006 Chapter 8 Lecture...

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