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What we will cover: Understanding organizational structure and process Knowing bureaucracy’s advantages and failings Encountering “alternative” forms of organization Chapter Two: Organizational Structure and Process
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Organizational Structure The framework of the organization: a snapshot and an evolutionary product Think of a map: guide vs. reality Definition:
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Sample Structure
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Meanings of Organizational Structure A point of reference An information-processing mechanism A system form A resource for power A carrier of beliefs and attitudes A set of rules Something enacted or continually accomplished Something constraining as well as enabling
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Favorite Definition of Structure Those aspects of an organization that are pre- specified for a given situation. In this sense, structure becomes a shorthand version of a larger process of interaction-- as when a set agenda for a meeting stands in for a discussion of what that meeting ought to cover
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Giddens and Structure Duality of structure STRUCTURATION:
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