WORK2218Week9 - ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE WORK2218: People...

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1 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE WORK2218: People and Organisations: Lecture Week 9 Daniel Nyberg
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2 Division of labour Subdividing work into separate jobs assigned to different people Division of labour is limited by ability to coordinate work Potentially increases work efficiency Necessary as company grows and work becomes more complex
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3 Typical org. chart
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4 Organisational Organisational structure structure elements elements Span of Span of control control Centralisation Centralisation Department- Department- alisation alisation Formalisation Formalisation Elements of organisational structure
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5 Span of control Number of people directly reporting to the next level Assumes coordination through direct supervision Wider span of control possible when: 1. Other coordinating mechanisms are present 2. Routine tasks 3. Low employee interdependence
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6 Organisational crises Organisational crises Management desire for control Management desire for control Increase consistency, reduce costs Increase consistency, reduce costs
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