Mintzberg's five types of organizational structure: ~ THE SIMPLE STRUCTURE ~ THE DIVISIONALIZED FORM ~ THE PROFESSIONAL BUREAUCRACY STRUCTURE ~ A MACHINE BUREAUCRACY ~ THE ADHOCRACY Mintzberg's five coordinating principles : Mutual Adjustment-- Achieve coordination of work by informal communication. Control rests in the hands of the doers. This method is used in the simplest and smallest organizations and, paradoxically, in the most complicated as well, as it is th e only method that works under extremely difficult circumstances. Direct Supervision- Coordination is achieved by having one individual take responsibility for the work of others. In libraries, this is often referred to as first-line supervision. A librarian may supervision the work of pages, student assistan ts, volunteers, and/or clerical workers each performing different tasks. Standardization of Work Processes- Here coordination is achieved by specifying the process by which work is to be performed. Mintzberg uses the example of the assembly
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