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The Relationship of Organization Design to Efficiency vs. Learning Outcomes Horizontal Organization Designed for Learning Vertical Organization Designed for Efficiency Dominant Structural Approach Horizontal structure is dominant • Shared tasks, empowerment • Relaxed hierarchy, few rules • Horizontal, face-to-face communication • Many teams and task forces • Decentralized decision making Vertical structure is dominant • Specialized tasks
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Unformatted text preview: • Strict hierarchy, many rules • Vertical communication and reporting systems • Few teams, task forces or integrators • Centralized decision making Ladder of Mechanisms for Horizontal Linkage and Coordination HIGH LOW LOW Information Systems Direct Contact Task Forces Full-time Integrators Teams Amount of Horizontal Coordination Required Cost of Coordination in Time and Human Resources H IGH...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course MANAGMENT MAN4201 taught by Professor Baker during the Fall '11 term at UNF.

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