Organizations are complex entities that must adapt the practices of their employees and management t

Organizations are complex entities that must adapt the practices of their employees and management t

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Organizations are complex entities that must adapt the practices of their employees and management to meet the demands of a dynamic environment. Organizations are behavioral systems that coordinate interactions among its members and environment. Changing practices in one area of an organization can generate a reaction throughout the entire system, thus affecting the behaviors of those working within other areas, the experience of customers, and important organizational results. the form of an organization that is evident in the way divisions, departments, functions, and people link together and interact. Organization structure reveals vertical operational
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Unformatted text preview: responsibilities, and horizontal linkages, and may be represented by an organization chart. The complexity of an organization's structure is often proportional to its size and its geographic dispersal. The traditional organization structure for many businesses in the 20th century was the bureaucracy, originally defined by Max Weber. More recent forms include the flat, network, matrix, and virtual organizations. These forms became more prevalent during the last decades of the 20th century as a result of the trend toward restructuring and downsizing...
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