Chapter 8 - Chapter8...

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Chapter 8 Organizing as an essential managerial function Organization Group structured by management to carry out designed functions and  accomplish certain objectives Informal Organization Informal gatherings of people, apart from the formal organizational structure, that  satisfy members; social and other needs The Informal Organization and the Supervisor The informal organization can make the supervisors job easier or more difficult Informal groups can be very strong in shaping employee behavior to an extent  that it interferes with supervision (organizational negativity). Informal cont Supervising and informal work Group Leaders An informal leader may be chosen by the group or may assume leadership by  being a spokesperson for the group Without the informal leaders cooperation and goodwill, the supervisor may have  difficult controlling the performance of the department Informal leaders can help the supervisor, especially as channels of 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SPEA-V 241 taught by Professor Hughes during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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