Chapter 12 - iii. System 4 design 1. Tell me exactly what...

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Chapter 12 1. The nature of Organization Design a. Organization design - The overall set of structural elements and the relationships among those elements used to manage the total organization. 2. Universal Perspectives on Organization Design a. Bureaucratic Model i. Bureaucracy- A model of organization design based on a legitimate and formal system of authority ii. Examples 1. Government Agencies 2. Universities 3. Situational Influences on organization design a. Behavioral Model i. Behavioral Model - A model of organization design consistent with the human relations movement and stressing attention to developing work groups and concern with interpersonal processes ii. System 1 design- 1. Predetermined information 2. Follow a formal prescribed conduit 3. Thou shalt not deviate
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Unformatted text preview: iii. System 4 design 1. Tell me exactly what you are trying to do 2. Heres what I think you need and why you need it 3. Lets try this 4. So what!?!? b. Environment i. Mechanist organization- Similar to the bureaucratic or system 1 mode, most frequently found in stable environments ii. Organic Organization-Very flexible and informal model of organizational design, most often found in unstable and unpredictable environments 1. Very hard to determine chart, tons of things going on. c. The learning organization i. Learning organization- One that works to facilitate the lifelong learning and personal development of all its employees while continually transforming itself to respond to changing demands and needs....
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