Chapter 08 - Organizational Culture, Structure, & Design: Building Blocks of he Organization
In a ______ structure, a firm assembles product chunks, or modules, provided by
In a modular structure, a firm assembles product chunks, or modules, provided by outside
Learning Objective: 08-05 How would one describe the seven organizational structures?
Topic: Basic Types of Organizational Structures
Maz has examined the environment in which his organization operates and has
determined that currently the market demands an organic and integrated structure. Maz did
this as part of his
life cycle analysis.
The process of fitting the organization to its environment is called contingency design.
Managers taking a contingency approach must consider environmental and life cycle factors
in designing the best kind of structure for their particular organization at that particular time.
Learning Objective: 08-06 What factors affect the design of an organization's structure?
Topic: Contingency Design: Factors in Creating the Best Structure