Ch.15 - Chapter 15 Organizational Design and Structure...

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Chapter 15 Organizational Design and Structure Learning Points: 1. Many organizations today are operating with shorter chains of command and less unity of command; also with wider spans of control and fewer levels of management. 2. The emphasis in more organizations today is on effective delegation and empowerment. 3. Advances in information technology are making it possible to operate with decentralization while still maintaining centralized control. 4. Reduction in the size of the staff is a trend in organizations seeking greater efficiency and productivity. I. A. Organization design: The process of constructing and adjusting an organization’s structure to achieve its goals. B. Basic Design Dimension: There are six basic design dimensions that are used to coordinate work in the organization in order to meet the desired configuration. (1) Formalization: The degree to which the organization has official rules, regulations, and procedures. (2) Centralization: The degree to which decisions are made at the top of the organization. (3) Specialization:
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Wood during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Ch.15 - Chapter 15 Organizational Design and Structure...

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