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What is organizational structure

Set of formal tasks assigned to people and departments

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What is the visual representation of an organizations structure

Org chart- typically a triangle(more people at lower levels)

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What are the Features of Verticals structure

Work specialization
Chain of command
Span of management
Tall/flat
Centralization v. Decentralization

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Chain of command aka scaler

Unbroken series of reporting relationships from top to bottom

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Span of management aka span of control

Number of people that report below you

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Tall flat structure refers to

Number of levels of hierarchy

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Authority defined

Formal and legitimate right of mgr to make decisions, vested in positions

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Responsibility

Duty to perform a task

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Delegation

Giving responsibilities who are at lower levels

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Decentralized

Uncertainty is external environment focused on creativity and innovation

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Centralization

Consistent in times of crisis

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Functional structure

Tasks based on skills and duties: Vertical

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Divisional Structure

People and tasks grouped bases on organizational outputs more customer focus

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Matrix approach

Employees have 2 supervisors focus on horizontal communication (functional and division combined).

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Team Approach

Cross functional teams-temporary often project based

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Virtual networks approach

E.g outsourcing, partnerships, alliances

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Factors that shape structure

Strategy, external environment

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Define Organizing

Assigning of resource and task through organization