Chapter 6 Questions for Review and Questions for Analysis.docx

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Prof. Sandra Kern BUS-100-3800 28 February 2017 Chapter 6 Questions for Review and Questions for Analysis Questions for Review 6-1. Describe the five basic forms of departmentalization. Functional Departmentalization – dividing an organization by the groups’ functions or activities. Product Departmentalization – dividing an organization by specific products or services being created Customer Departmentalization – dividing an organization to offer products and meet needs for customer groups. Geographic Departmentalization – dividing an organization by the areas of the country or the world served by a business Process Departmentalization – dividing an organization by the production processes used to create its products or services. 6-2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a centralized organizational structure? Advantages of a centralized structure includes a focused goal, fast execution, and efficient decision-making. The firm’s management and its workers have a clear control of operations, easy
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