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1 BA 310: Organizational Structure I
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2 BA310 Part Two: Organizations Organizational Structure II Organizational Culture Global Management Innovation Operations Management Organizational Structure I Manager’s Forum
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3 Why is organizational structure important? It’s all about a core question that managers face: How to organize all the people at work each day? Jobs (what responsibilities does each person have?) Departments (how are the jobs grouped?) Coordination (how do people work together?) Hierarchy (who has what authority - who’s in charge?) Structural choices are enormously consequential Structure determines which customers, products and regions a firm can address and how well they do so An individual’s location in the structure fundamentally shapes Organizational Structure is one of the “big levers”
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4 Roadmap: Structure How do you design motivating jobs What are four ways to organize departments ? What are the pros and cons? How do you choose? What is a “functional” structure ? What is an organizational “silo”? What is a “divisional” structure ? Pros & cons?
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5 Structure: Fundamental Concepts Organizational Structure: The formal framework by which job tasks are divided, grouped, and coordinated. Two pillars: __________________: Dividing the work up Includes jobs and departmentalization __________________: Keeping everyone working in sync Includes horizontal & vertical mechanisms
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6 Job Design Background Job design is how you separate large tasks into smaller components and then organize those tasks into jobs. Historically, trend was to simplify jobs (Taylorism) to increase mechanical efficiency. Human diseconomies arose. Jobs became boring, stressful, fatiguing, and were associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and poor quality (i.e., Chaplin). How to fix oversimplified jobs? Early Ideas: and . Led to: Comprehensive assessments of job design on employee productivity, motivation and satisfaction.
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7 Hackman and Oldham’s Job Characteristics Model (JCM) Key outcomes (productivity, motivation, & satisfaction) depend on a job’s: Skill Variety - requiring a variety of activities/skills/talents Task Identity - leading to a whole, identifiable piece of work Task Significance - having substantial impact on others Autonomy - allowing substantial freedom, independence, and discretion in scheduling and performing the work Feedback - providing clear information about job performance These make jobs more motivating
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JCM - Job Characteristics Model High Internal Work Motivation High-Quality Work Performance High Satisfaction with the Work Low Absenteeism and Turnover Personal and Work Outcomes Core Job Dimensions Skill Variety Task Identity Task Significance Autonomy Feedback Experienced meaningfulness
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course BADM 310 taught by Professor G. love during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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