ILROB 1220 Potential OB Questions Final Review

ILROB 1220 Potential OB Questions Final Review - Potential...

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Unformatted text preview: Potential OB Questions 1. What labor can or cant be divided? o Gulick tried to answer: Time (with exceptions): things that are too short Technology and customs: not enough technology/ priest Organic divisions: cant be divided by nature of task Sometimes these can be superseded by advancements in technology ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources of Benefits: - Time: doing one thing- Expertise: doing it well - Technology: easier to make machines that do one thing Sacrifices: - Creativity- Morale- Knowledge ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What are bureaucracies good at: Coordination Dissemination: Top down communications Pre-planned work What theyre bad at: Creativity, local improvisation Bottom up communication Adaptation to unanticipated events------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Classical View of Orgs...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ILROB 1220 taught by Professor Goncaloj during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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