Griswold_Matthew_CC9

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Griswold_Matthew_CC9 1. Compare an organizational structure and an organizational process. Organizational structure is the vertical and horizontal configuration of departments, authority, and jobs within a company. Organizational process is the collection of activities that transforms inputs into outputs which customers find valuable. 2. What five methods have traditionally been used to departmentalize work and workers? Give one advantage and one disadvantage of each. Functional departmentalization – Advantage: Lowers costs by reducing duplication. Disadvantage: Cross department coordination difficulties Product departmentalization – Advantage: Easy for top managers to assess performance Disadvantage: There is duplication of effort Customer departmentalization – Advantage: Focuses on customer needs Disadvantage: Leads to duplication of resources Geographic departmentalization – Advantage: Helps companies respond to market demands Disadvantages: Can lead to duplication of resources
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