MT302_Unit 9 Seminar_makeup assignment_Jini Li.docx - MT302 Unit 9 Seminar Make-Up Assignment Jini Li Professor Wessel reviewed grading statuses and

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MT302 Unit 9 Seminar Make-Up Assignment Jini Li Professor Wessel reviewed grading statuses and called for missing assignments and an overview of Unit 9 topics and work. Discussed the 6 elements of organizational structure. 1) Work specialization 2) Departmentalization 3) Chain of command 4) Span of control 5) Centralization and Decentralization 6) Formalization Work Specialization Went through examples of groups divided by work specialization. Examples included doctors, teachers, machinists, HR, technicians, computer techs, etc. Also, within each of these categories, there are more defined specializations. Departmentalization Departments in an organization could be arranged by specialization. Work Specialization and Departmentalization could be similar to each other with regards to company organizational structure. For example, people working in the Accounting Department might include people with the same or similar specializations. Chain of Command
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A more bureaucratic structure. Chain of command is less relevant and less used today where people have easy access to information. In the past only management level staff had
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