Assignment #4 Lecture

Assignment #4 Lecture - Assignment #4 No Bosses at W.L and...

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Gore’s organizational structure is an organic structure. It consists of cross-functional teams, cross-hierarchical teams, free flow of information, and wide spans of control, decentralization, and low formalization. The reason Gore chose an organic model as opposed to a mechanistic model is because his company focuses of innovation rather than cost minimization. The decentralization and cross-functional teams allows for ideas to be discussed back and forth among employees. If Gores was a mechanistic structure than it would be difficult for ideas to be discussed within the organization, since people wouldn’t be working in groups. People would have a hard time being creative, since they would be working in a strict environment where hierarchies are present. Employees who prefer to do routine things and have clarity about their role in the workforce would not enjoy working in an organic structure. People who are creative and enjoy working with others will enjoy working in an organic structure. A person who doesn’t mind
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2008 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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