Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Organizational Design and Structure...

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Chapter 16 Organizational Design and Structure
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Designing Organizational Structure Organizational Structure: Formal system of task and job reporting relationships Organizational Design: Arrangement of tasks and job relationships that comprise the organizational structure Line Function vs. line relationship Staff Function vs. staff relationship
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Contingencies Affecting Organizational Design Organizational Design Organization’s Environment What does uncertainty do? HR and Employment Relationships Organization’s Technology
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Routine vs Complicated Technology Task Variety Number of unexpected problems that may be encountered Task Analyzability How available is programmed decision making?
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Kinds of Technology Woodward’s Taxonomy Small- Batch Continuous- Process Mass- Production
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Small Batch Production 200 people 12000 parts $60,000 retail
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Structures Organic Dynamic, flexible Empowered teams Continuous improvement Norms and values Mechanistic
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2009 for the course MGMT 3305 taught by Professor Read during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Organizational Design and Structure...

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