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What are the difference types of organizational structures? Functional- are specialized and grouped according to business functions and the skills they require. Examples: production, marketing, human resources, finance, and accounting. Divisional- may restructure to group all functions into a single division and duplicate each of the functions across all the divisions. Matrix- is a hybrid form of organization in which functional and divisional forms overlap; they have a dual rather than a single chain of command. Network- is flexible arrangements among designers, suppliers, producers, distributors, and customers where each firm is able to pursue its own distinctive competence, but work effectively with other members of the network. Which type of structure do you feel is the most effective? Why? I think that the functional organization is the most effective structure because you are divided
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Unformatted text preview: into either groups or departments. The communication is more efficient and it ensures that everyone knows their job responsibilities on a regular basis. How can organizations determine if they are structured in the most effective and efficient manner? Organizations can determine their structure based on customer feedback and sales goals. For example, if customers are not happy and/or sales goals are not being met, the organization would need to consider restructuring so they can be most effective and efficient. Reference: Bateman, T. & Snell, S. (2009). Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World, Eighth Edition. Chapter 8: Organization Structure. Retrieved November 19, 2010 from, https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/content/eBookLibrary2/content/eReader.aspx#gloss01_099...
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