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2010_Set_8-_People-1 - People Organizational Behaviour The...

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Organizational Behaviour The study of what people think, feel, and do in and around organizations Organization: (a group of people who work interdependently towards some purpose)
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Organizing the Business Enterprise
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Structure and Business The tools to operationalize strategy When we talk about organizational structure, what do we mean? Why do companies require organizational structures? Does a startup company need an organizational structure? What are the considerations in designing an organizational structure?
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Organic Channels of communication open, with free flow of information throughout the firm Operating styles allowed to vary freely Authority for decisions based on expertise of individual Free adaptation by the organization to changing circumstances
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Organic Emphasis on getting things done unconstrained by formally laid-out procedures Loose, informal control with emphasis on norm of co-operation Flexible on job behaviour permitted to be shaped by the requirements of the situation and personality of the individual Participation and group consensus used frequently
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Mechanistic Channels of communication highly structured, with restricted information flow Operating styles must be uniform and restricted Authority for decisions based on formal line management position Reluctant adaptation…
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course ECON 220 taught by Professor Malleck,geoff during the Winter '10 term at Waterloo.

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