Organizational Structure - Hrob lecture 2 Organizational Structure Defines how job tasks are formally divided grouped and coordinated Six key elements

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Hrob lecture 2 Organizational Structure - Defines how job tasks are formally divided, grouped, and coordinated - Six key elements when an organizations structure is designs: o Work specialization o Departmentalization o Chain of command o Span of control o Centralization and decentralization o Formalization Work Specialization - Degree to which tasks in the organization are subdivided in different jobs Opportunity Specialization Departmentalization: basis on which jobs are grouped together - Types: functional, product, geographic, process, customer Chain of Command -continuous line of authority that extends from upper organizational levels to the lowest level and clarifies who reports to whom -unit of command - subordinates should have only one superior Centralization and decentralization Formalization- degree to which jobs within the organization are standardized The simple structure: strengths: simplicity, fast, flexible, inexpensive Weakness: works best in small organizations, can slowly down decision
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