2.OrgCultureStructureDesignPart2F09

2.OrgCultureStructureDesignPart2F09 - Last class What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Last class What is organizational culture? Two Levels: Visible and Invisible Culture Preferences Definitions Your Data Culture Strength Is Culture Important? Today What is organizational structure? Elements of organizational structure Organizational design What determines an organizations design? (contingency design)? Think about a job you had or have now. What type of employees did you interact with on a daily basis? Did they perform the same tasks? Did they serve the same customer? How many employees did your manager (or you) manage? The answers to all of these questions are influenced by organizational structure- formally dictates how jobs and tasks are divided and coordinated between individuals and groups within an organization. What helps you get a feel for the structure? An organizational chart (box-and-lines illustration showing the formal lines of authority and the organizations official positions or work specifications) helps you get a feel for the organizations structure. Center for Disease Control 1. Common Purpose/ Coordinated Effort 2. Vertical Hierarchy (Chain of Command) 3. Horizontal Specialization (Division of Labor) 4. Span of Control 5. Centralization 6. Formalization Common Purpose and Coordinated Effort: gives everyone an understanding of the purpose and coordinates individual efforts into group or organization-wide effort (Johnson & Johnson Video; credo at http://www.jnj.com/our_company/our_credo/ index.htm ) Vertical Hierarchy (Hierarchy of authority/ chain of command): who reports to whom; control mechanism for making sure the right people do the right things at the right time (unity of command vs. reporting to more than one manager) Horizontal Specialization (Division of labor/ work specialization): the degree to which tasks...
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