MGT210A5

MGT210A5 - Would a flexible or a more formal structure be...

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Would a flexible or a more formal structure be most appropriate for each of these organizations: (a) a large department store (b) a Big Five accountancy firm (c) a biotechnology company? Explain your reasoning. A large department store should utilize a formal structure. The retail industry is for the most part a stable environment. Meaning the availability of resources is high and uncertainty is low. Their is a clearly defined hiearchy in which most decisions are made by top management. A Big Five accountancy firm needs a flexible structure. This is probably a global organization staffed with highly skilled professionals. A flexible structure will allow more autonomy at lower levels. A biotechnology company will need a flexible structure. Biotechnology is constantly changing. A flexible structure gives it the ability to keep up with the fast pace. Also being staffed by scientists and doctors, a biotechnology company doesn't need the constant supervision a formal structure provides. Using the job characteristics model, discuss how a manager can enlarge or
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