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Identifiable Boundaries; Deliberately Structured Activity Systems Social Entities; Goal Directed
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Organizations have people, because they wouldn’t exist without them (____) and things they try to accomplish, otherwise they’d be a crowd (____). Organizations have to tell whether you’re in or not (____) and a production process, otherwise they’d be a mob (____).
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Structure Structure
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Take everything that’s characteristic of the people in the business (leadership, motivation, brains, satisfaction, stress) and throw it out; what’s left includes the jobs, production process, machines, i.e. organizational architecture
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communication channels, and reporting relationships.
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Organic Structure Organic; Mechanistic
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Two distinct types of organizational structure include flexible, adaptive, and malleable (____) and rigid, machine-like, and focused (____). Loose, flat, fast flexible, adaptive, malleable, responsive, and innovative.
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UPS Mechanistic
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Rigid, machine-like, efficient, precise, and focused. All about human engineering, focusing on drivers and driver rules; structure for safety and efficiency for thousands of drivers, because lessening stop by five seconds creates huge
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improvements.
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UPS Generation Y
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Does not take to the rigidity of UPS rules, so the mean training time of 30 days turns into three to six months, with spikes in exits. High-quality mechanistic organization; proves rigidity and bureaucracy can really work given the right environment.
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Specialization Formalization
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The extent to which the organization has written rules and regulations; going by the book and how to do the job. The extent to which employees perform only a small piece of the job (i.e. assembly line an install windshields for a living).
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Centralization Standardization
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The extent to which the organization has the same job performed the same way; low for professors, since each
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