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Chapter 7 Organizational Structure and Change Figure 7. Reading this chapter will help you do the following: Define organizational structure and its basic elements. Describe matrix, boundaryless, and learning organizations. Describe why and how organizations change.
Understand reasons why people resist change, and strategies for planning and executing change effectively. Build your own organizational design skills. Organizational design is one of the three tasks that fall into the organizing function in the planning-organizing-leading-controlling P-O-L-C framework.
Describe how the elements of organizational structure can be combined to create mechanistic and organic structures.
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of mechanistic and organic structures for organizations. Organizational structure How individual and team work within an organization are coordinated. To achieve organizational goals and objectives, individual work needs to be coordinated and managed.
Structure is a valuable tool in achieving coordination, as it specifies reporting relationships who reports to whomdelineates formal communication channels, and describes how separate actions of individuals are linked together.
Organizations can function within a number of different structures, each possessing distinct advantages and disadvantages. Although any structure that is not properly managed will be plagued with issues, some organizational models are better equipped for particular environments and tasks.
Building Blocks of Structure What exactly do we mean by organizational structure? We will review four aspects of structure that have been frequently studied in the literature: Then we will examine how these building blocks come together to form two different configurations of structures.
Centralization Centralization The degree to which decision-making authority is concentrated at higher levels in an organization. In centralized companies, many important decisions are made at higher levels of the hierarchy, whereas in decentralized companies, decisions are made and problems are solved at lower levels by employees who are closer to the problem in question.
As an employee, where would you feel more comfortable and productive? Decentralized companies give more authority to lower-level employees, resulting in a sense of empowerment.
Decisions can be made more quickly, and employees often believe that decentralized companies provide greater levels of procedural fairness to employees. Job candidates are more likely to be attracted to decentralized organizations. Because centralized organizations assign decision-making responsibility to higher-level managers, they place greater demands on the judgment capabilities of CEOs and other high-level managers.
Many companies find that the centralization of operations leads to inefficiencies in decision making. For example, in the s, the industrial equipment manufacturer Caterpillar suffered the consequences of centralized decision making.
At the time, all pricing decisions were made in the corporate headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. This meant that when a sales representative working in Africa wanted to give a discount on a product, they needed to check with headquarters.
Headquarters did not always have accurate or timely information about the subsidiary markets to make an effective decision.
As a result, Caterpillar was at a disadvantage against competitors such as the Japanese firm Komatsu. Seeking to overcome this centralization paralysis, Caterpillar underwent several dramatic rounds of reorganization in the s and s.
Some employees are more comfortable in an organization where their manager confidently gives instructions and makes decisions.
Centralization may also lead to more efficient operations, particularly if the company is operating in a stable environment. The effect of organizational structure on perceptions of procedural fairness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, —; Miller, D. Strategic process and content as mediators between organizational context and structure.
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the organizational structure, systems, culture, and behaviors over time. Choosing a matrix is a serious, top level decision requiring commitment to a thorough.
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