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Unformatted text preview: que and/or highly skilled Jobs require extended periods of face-to-face Jobs communication communication Little managerial experience Must be reduced when Coordinating and separating roles Coordinating Gatekeeper Someone who controls access to something Organizational members who link their organization Organizational with the external environment. Boundary spanning primarily concerns the exchange of information [Daft, 1989]. A boundary spanner is further defined as one who attempts to influence external environmental elements and processes. Thus, the fundamental task of a boundary-spanning strategist (BSS) is to make decisions concerning information gathered. Boundary spanners What does the bureaucratic, hierarchical paradigm do better? a.) Reduce costs b.) Increase sales Mechanistic vs. Organic Organizations Mechanistic Bureaucracies are Mechanistic Organic organizations have: Bureaucracies organizations, which have: organizations, Broadly defined jobs and Broadly Specialized jobs and responsibilities; Specialized responsibilities; responsibilities; responsibilities; Loosely defined, frequently Loosely Precisely defined, unchanging roles; changing roles; changing A rigid chain of command Decentralized authority; Centralized authority Horizontal communication; Vertical communication Based on reciprocal Based Based on sequential and pooled interdependence Based pooled interdependence interdependence interdependence Task centered (project teams) Organization centered How to...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2009 for the course AEM 1200 taught by Professor Perez,p.d. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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