Readings To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapter in The Five Functions of Effective Management:

| January 30, 2017

Readings

To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapter in The Five Functions of Effective Management:

Chapter 3: The Organizing Function

Structure for Conglomerates D1

Reflect on your reading for the week, specifically Analytical Exercise 8. Is another form of structural configuration better suited to multiproduct, multiservice companies? If not, is there a form of departmentalization for multiproduct, multiservice companies which would match somewhat the divisional structure configuration?”

Explain how the following somewhat match each other:

• functional structure with simple structure

• divisional structure with departmentalization by product

• machine bureaucracy with centralized, mechanistic structure

• professional bureaucracy with decentralized, organic structure

Guided Response:

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Classifying Structure D2

Address the following questions and also provide the name of a company example of each structure with supporting rationale. Reply substantively to two other learners.

What kinds of companies should employ the simple structure organizational configuration?
What kind of companies should use the machine bureaucracy form of structure?
What kinds of organizations should feature a professional bureaucracy form of structure?
What kinds of firms should use the divisional form of structure?
What types of organizations are best suited to the adhocracy form of structure?

Guided Response:

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

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