PWO wk8_07 - Chap. 8. Organisational Design and Structures...

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Chap. 8. Organisational Design and Structures Learning Objectives 1. Define and compare organisational design and structure and discuss the relationship between them 1. Explain the basic factors that impact upon designing organisational structures and what organisational designs may occur 1. Describe the different types of organisational goals and different methods of controlling and coordinating the activities of organisational members
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Learning objectives 4.Define vertical specialisation and explain what is meant by chain of command, unity of command and span of control 5.Describe and compare different patterns of horizontal specialisation used by organisations 6. Describe some of the emerging forms of organisation design and their implications for the individuals within them
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Organisational design : is the process of choosing and implementing a structural configuration of an organisation Formal structure: is the intended configuration of positions, job duties and lines of authority Organisational charts Formal structure Refers Fig.8.1, p. 269
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Factors influencing organisational design Scale: Growing Pains! Scalar and functional division Technology: Technological Imperative Adjusting internal structures to the tech Environment(al): Complexity Strategy: Grand & Generic
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Scale As organisations grow: Staff growth creates complexity
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PWO wk8_07 - Chap. 8. Organisational Design and Structures...

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