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the organization influences all parts, information flow is rapid, and tightly coupled organizations are easy to control and standardize. The disadvantage of tight coupling is that problems that affect one part of the organization can affect all parts. The advantages of loose coupling are that units act in a relatively independent fashion and an event that influences one unit may have only indirect effects on others, information flow is more gradual, lack of standardization, The disadvantage of loose coupling is units can preserve archaic and outmoded traditions, such as colleges and universities not wanting anyone to interfere with their academic decisions. 11. What is horizontal communication? What communication problems must be overcome? What is structural diversity and transactive memory? Horizontal communication is used between people at the same level in the organization. Communication problems that must be overcome are group members not always sharing unique information with one another, preferring instead to solve problems in familiar ways using commonly held information. Structural diversity is
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  • Fall '11
  • ChrisGeyerman
  • tight coupling, Six degrees of separation

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