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Ch 8: Organizing in Business Management: Help and Review

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The Organizing in Business Management chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master organizational design and structure. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of organizing in business management.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory management material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the different types of organizational designs and business structures.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about organizing in business management.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra management learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Organizing in Business Management chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Organizing in Business Management chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How does organizing serve as a function of management, and what is its relationship to planning?
  • How do organizational design and structure relate to each other?
  • What is the role of authority in centralized and decentralized organizations?
  • What is the difference between mechanistic and organizational structures?
  • What are the different types of contemporary and traditional organizational designs?
  • What are some of the qualities found in informal groups?

19 Lessons in Chapter 8: Organizing in Business Management: Help and Review
Organizational Design and Structure

1. 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.

Organizing as a Function of Management

2. Organizing as a Function of Management

Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.

Mechanistic & Organic Organizational Business Structures

3. Mechanistic & Organic Organizational Business Structures

Different organizations require different structures. This lesson describes the differences between mechanistic and organic organizational structures by looking at the specifics of organizations.

Work Specialization in Organizations

4. Work Specialization in Organizations

One of the most important decisions an organization will need to make is how to get work done. This lesson will explain the purpose of work specialization in an organization and how it is used to organize separate jobs.

Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

5. Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

There are several approaches to authority. In this lesson, learn about the centralized organization, where authority is top-down through a chain of command. Contrast that with the decentralized organization, where authority is assigned at different levels in the hierarchy.

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

6. 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

7. 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.

Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups

8. Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups

Have you ever thought about how important the relationships you have with your coworkers are to your organization? This lesson will discuss the common elements of informal organizations including their characteristics, informal groups, and the grapevine.

Organizational Divisional Structure: Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

9. Organizational Divisional Structure: Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

A divisional structure is a common organizational form used in business. In this lesson, you'll learn about divisional structures, including their advantages and disadvantages. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.

What Is a Stakeholder in Business? - Definition & Examples

10. What Is a Stakeholder in Business? - Definition & Examples

You may not know it, but you are a stakeholder. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a stakeholder is in business, what some related concepts are, and be provided some examples. A short quiz follows.

Business Stakeholder List & Flashcards

Business Stakeholder List & Flashcards

These flashcards give an overview of stakeholders, shareholders, and stakeholder theory. They will help you understand the role of stakeholders and shareholders.

Mechanistic Structure: Definition & Example

12. Mechanistic Structure: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you will learn what a mechanistic organizational structure is, discover its key components, and will be provided an example. You'll also have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.

Organic Organizational Structure: Definition & Examples

13. Organic Organizational Structure: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about organic organizational structure including what it is, its key concepts and be given some examples to illustrate it. You'll have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Organizational Success: Factors & Definition

14. Organizational Success: Factors & Definition

To be successful, an organization must have a statement, a philosophy, and a series of programs and goals that focuses on the skills and talents of its employees. All of this must be managed with care and guidance so that the organization's mission is successfully accomplished.

Waterfall Model: Definition & Example

15. Waterfall Model: Definition & Example

The waterfall model approach to project management is one of several different methodologies. In this lesson, we'll learn the phases of the waterfall model and the advantages and disadvantages to using it.

Waterfall Model: Methodology & Phases

16. Waterfall Model: Methodology & Phases

The waterfall model is a sequentially based project management process that has six standard phases. In this lesson, we'll learn specifics about the waterfall model and each of the phases.

Waterfall Model: Advantages & Disadvantages

17. Waterfall Model: Advantages & Disadvantages

The waterfall model is a common project methodology. While it has many advantages, there are disadvantages as well. In this lesson, we'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of the waterfall model, as well as when to use it.

Project Integration Management: Definition, Processes & Example

18. Project Integration Management: Definition, Processes & Example

Project integration management is the knowledge area in project management that ensures good coordination between project activities. In this lesson, we'll look at the processes involved in project integration management.

Project Procurement Management: Importance & Examples

19. Project Procurement Management: Importance & Examples

This lesson discusses the basics of project procurement management. Project procurement management is a critical part of overall project management, and we will use an example to show how this topic fits into everyday project management activities.

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