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Spring 2011 Kaumudi Misra Preparation for Class on April 04, 2011 CHAPTER 15 What is Organizational Structure ? Why is it an important component of Organizational Behavior? o How does it impact Individual/Group Behaviors? Define the six elements of an Organization’s Structure o Work specialization o Departmentalization o Chain of command o Span of control o Centralization and decentralization o Formalization o Why do organizational structures differ : Four reasons o Strategy o Size o Technology o Environment What is bureaucracy o Identify its characteristics Describe a matrix organization
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Unformatted text preview: Identify the characteristics of a virtual organization • Why do managers want to create boundary less organizations ? • Define and contrast mechanistic vs. organic structural models • Analyze the behavioral implications of different organization designs • How does globalization affect organizational structure? IMPORTANT: • What are the behavioral implications of different organization designs? • Review the OB Contingency Model: What is the relative importance of Organizational Structure in the Model? Identify some Organizational Structure Variables? 1/1...
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