Wk6 D1 Designing Effective Organizations

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Wk6 D1 Designing Effective Organizations Readings 1. Read Chapters 15 and 16 in Organizational Behavior. Discuss two of the following statements. a. Describe the four characteristics common to all organizations (bottom379-top380, explain the difference between closed and open systems(381), and contrast the military/mechanical, biological, and cognitive systems metaphors for organizations. b. Describe the Four Generic Organizational Effectiveness criteria(391-394), and also explain what the Contingency Approach to organizational design involves(386). Discuss Burns and Stalker’s findings regarding mechanistic and organic organizations(386-388, 455). c. Describe new-style and old-style organizations, and list three keys to managing geographically dispersed employees in virtual organizations(386). Respond to at least two of your fellow students' responses. Try to respond to students who picked different statements. My post:
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