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304.CHAP15.ASS - Jeremy Klif ID 9128653432 BUAD 304 Chapter 15 Foundations of Organization Structure Question for review#7 What are the behavioral

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Jeremy Klif ID: 9128653432 BUAD 304 Chapter 15: Foundations of Organization Structure Question for review #7: What are the behavioral implications of different organizational designs? The most important aspect we must remember when we analyze the behavioral implications of organizational designs is that nothing should be generalized. In other words, people have different tastes and preferences; someone can prefer flexibility whereas an other individual’s preference goes towards specialization. Nowadays, work specialization has become very common, however, research emphasizes that even though specialization causes productivity to increase, it also decreases employees’ job satisfaction. Consequently, it is known that as job satisfaction drops, productivity is positively correlated and therefore drops as well. In this sense, work specialization’s long-run result is a counteract to its initial advantage. As mentioned before, we cannot make any generalizations when it comes to behavioral implications of organization design; there are employees who prefer specialized tasks. Other organization designs include centralized/decentralized organization; companies that leaves autonomy to its different departments are decentralized. Decentralized corporations tend to increase job satisfaction because autonomy is related to job satisfaction. We must also take into consideration the number
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304.CHAP15.ASS - Jeremy Klif ID 9128653432 BUAD 304 Chapter 15 Foundations of Organization Structure Question for review#7 What are the behavioral

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