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Six Key Elements of Organizational Structure Determinants of Organizational Structure Common Organizational Designs and New Design Options
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What is organizational structure?
The way in which job tasks are formally divided, grouped, and coordinated.
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What is virtual structure?
A small, core organization that outsources major
business functions.
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What is technology?
Describes the way an organization transfers inputs into outputs.
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What is unity of command?
The idea that a subordinate should have only one superior to whom he or she is directly responsible.
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What is team structure?
It seeks to eliminate the chain of command and replace departments with empowered teams.
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What is innovation strategy?
A strategy that emphasizes the introduction of major new products and services.
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What is process departmentalization?
This type of departmentalization works for processing customers as well as products.
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What is downsizing?
is a systematic effort to make
an organization leaner by closing locations, reducing staff, or selling off business units
that don’t add value.
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What is complexity?
The degree of heterogeneity and concentration among environmental elements.
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What is centralization?
refers to the degree to which decision making is concentrated at a single point in the organization.
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What is matrix structure?
An organization structure that creates dual lines of authority and combines functional and product
departmentalization.
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What is capacity?
Refers to the degree to which the environment can support growth.
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What is departmentalization?
The basis by which jobs in an organization are grouped together.
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What is divisional structure?
groups employees into units by
product, service, customer, or geographical market area
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What is Institution?
These are cultural factors that act as guidelines for appropriate behavior.




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