Boundary spanners mechanistic vs organic

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Unformatted text preview: ing 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 Mechanistic vs. Organic Organizations Mechanistic Mechanistic organizations have: Organic organizations have: Specialized jobs and Broadly defined jobs and Specialized Broadly responsibilities; responsibilities; responsibilities; responsibilities; Precisely defined, unchanging Loosely defined, Precisely Loosely roles; frequently changing roles; roles; frequently A rigid chain of command Decentralized authority; Centralized authority Horizontal Horizontal Vertical communication communication; communication; Based on sequential and Based Based on reciprocal Based pooled interdependence pooled interdependence interdependence Organization centered Task centered H...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2009 for the course AEM 1200 taught by Professor Perez,p.d. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.

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