Just what is an organization’s structure? An organizational structure is the formal framework by which job tasks are divided, grouped, and coordinated.
Just what is an organization’s
structure? An organizational structure is the formal framework by which job
tasks are divided, grouped, and coordinated. When managers develop or change an
organization’s structure, they are engaged in organizational design, a process
that involves decisions about six key elements: work specialization, departmentalization,
chain of command, span of control, centralization and decentralization, and
What is organizational culture?
It’s a system of shared meaning and beliefs held by organizational members that
determines, in large degree, how they act. It represents a common perception
held by the organization’s members. Just as tribal cultures have rules and
taboos that dictate how members will act toward each other and outsiders,
organizations have cultures that govern how its members should behave. In every
organization, there are systems or patterns of values, symbols, rituals, myths,
and practices that have evolved over time. These shared values determine to a
large degree what employees see and how they respond to their world. When confronted with
problems or work issues, the organizational culture-the “way we do things
around here”-influences what employees can do and how they conceptualize,
define, analyze, and resolve issues.
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