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Ch 8: CSET Business - Organizational Culture and Structure

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Use this chapter to increase your understanding of organizational culture and structure. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide examples and instruction to help you correctly answer related questions on the CSET Business test.

CSET Business Subtest I: Organizational Culture and Structure - Chapter Summary

Develop your proficiency in organizational culture and structure as you prepare for the Business CSET with the lessons in this chapter. The videos explain topics such as the following to help ready you for related test questions:

  • Identifying and understanding the seven components of organizational culture
  • Understanding the contingency theory in business
  • Comprehending organizational design
  • Defining and differentiating among traditional organizational business designs
  • Recognizing various contemporary organizational designs

Individual videos provide specific instruction in each area, giving you manageable chunks of information to support your exam preparation. Recognizing these concepts can give you a broader understanding of how businesses function and help you answer correlative questions correctly on the CSET.

Objectives of the CSET Business Subtest I: Organizational Culture and Structure Chapter

The CSET Business test is designed to assess potential teachers' readiness to receive business teaching certification in the state of California. Subtest I of the test, which accounts for approximately 33% of the full exam, tests candidates on topics addressed in the lessons of this chapter. The self-assessment quizzes included with each tutorial allow you to assess your understanding of the material and take a look at the types of questions the CSET contains.

Of the 42 questions on Subtest I, 40 are multiple-choice. The remaining two questions are open-ended and require the composition of an original response. All the Subtest I questions relate to either marketing or business management.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: CSET Business - Organizational Culture and Structure
What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics

1. What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will learn what organizational culture is and how it dictates behavior in organizations. You'll also explore the seven values that define the culture of an organization.

Contingency Theory: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

2. Contingency Theory: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

The contingency theory focuses on specific situational factors that can affect the direct relationships between independent and dependent variables. The theory explains that there is not an exact science to organizational behavior.

Organizational Design and Organizational Behavior

3. Organizational Design and Organizational Behavior

In this lesson, you will learn how two different elements of organizational structure influence the performance and behavior of members of organizations.

Organizational Design and Structure

4. Organizational Design and Structure

There is a relationship between organizational design and structure because of different factors. Organizational size, organizational life cycle, strategy, environment and technology work together to form a complete organization.

Types of Traditional Organizational Designs: Simple, Functional & Divisional Designs

5. Types of Traditional Organizational Designs: Simple, Functional & Divisional Designs

Choosing an organizational structure is an ongoing design process. In this lesson, you will learn to identify types of traditional organizational designs, including simple, functional and divisional designs.

Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs

6. Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs

Choosing an organizational structure is an ongoing design process. In this lesson, you will learn to identify types of contemporary organizational designs, including matrix, team and network designs.

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