0324302592_62403

0324302592_62403 - Chapter 8: Organizational Design CHAPTER...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 8: Organizational Design CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Explain why organizational design is important for organizational success. 2. Identify the three major components of organizational design. 3. Discuss the four types of organizational structure and the strategic conditions under which each might be appropriate. 4. Describe the factors that affect an organization’s need for coordination and explain how integrating mechanisms can be used to coordinate organizational activities. 5. Explain the concept of locus of decision making and when centralized or decentralized decision making might be appropriate. CHAPTER OVERVIEW Developing an organizational design that supports the strategic and operational goals of an organization can be a challenging managerial task. This chapter discusses arranging the jobs and tasks into departments or divisions in an appropriate overall organizational structure. PEDAGOGY GRID Chapter Boxes Main Points Facing the Challenge/Meeting the Challenge: IBM: Big Blue has the Blues / IBM Changing Strategy and Structure IBM lost edge in the computer industry when PCs took over many functions of mainframes and other PC makers captured the market. IBM hopes its new strategy to provide services to other companies will drive its financial recovery. At the Forefront: Meg Whitman: Running Tomorrow’s Company Meg Whitman manages eBay by listening to buyers and sellers and doing what she says she will do. Leaders in Action: Will Your Next TV Be a Dell? Dell has been very successful in the PC industry by establishing alliances with major component makers and shippers. Now Dell is moving into the TV industry and becoming a major competitor in the printer business. Now Apply It: Assessing Organizational Structure. An organization’s structure must be consistent with its strategy. 112
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Chapter 8: Organizational Design LECTURE NOTES I. Introduction A. Organizational design is an important aspect of management. The way in which an organization is designed will determine how effectively and efficiently its activities are carried out. II. Organizational Design Refer to Figure 8.1 A. Organizational design is a plan for arranging and coordinating the activities of an organization for the purpose of fulfilling its mission and achieving its goals. B. Organizational design defines: 1. the configuration of organizational members; 2. the types of mechanisms used to integrate and coordinate the flow of information, resources, and tasks between organizational members; and 3. the locus of decision making—the level of the organizational hierarchy at which most decision making occurs. C. Design provides a mechanism for coping with the complexity that results from managing multiple tasks, functions, products, markets, or technologies. III. Components of Organizational Design
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course MGMT 302 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at Mountain State.

Page1 / 15

0324302592_62403 - Chapter 8: Organizational Design CHAPTER...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online