Chapter 15 - QFR

Chapter 15 - QFR - Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308...

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Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308 November 26, 2011 Chapter 15 – Questions for Review 1. What are the six key elements that define an organization's structure? (1) Work specialization – is the degree to which tasks in organization are subdivided into separate jobs. (2) Departmentalization – is the basis by which jobs in an organization are grouped together. (3) Chain of command – is the unbroken line of authority that extends from the top of the organization to the lowest echelon and clarifies who reports to whom. (4) Span of control – is the number of subordinates a manager can efficiently and effectively direct. (5) Centralization – is the degree to which decision making is concentrated at a single point in an organization. (6) Formalization – is the degree to which jobs within an organization are standardized. 2. What is a bureaucracy, and how does it differ from a simple structure? Simple structure is characterized by a low degree of departmentalization, wide pans of control, authority centralized in a single person, and little formalization. Bureaucracy is an organization structure with highly routine operating tasks achieved through
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