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Ch 6: Organizing in Business Management

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Watch free business management video lessons and learn the role that organizing plays in business. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Organizing in Business Management - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Do you have a closet in your house that always seems to be a mess? Chances are at some point in your life you have experienced a state of extreme chaos. Why does chaos like this occur? Many times it's a direct result of a lack of organization. If the things in that closet were put into boxes or stacked on shelves, then the mess would disappear, because everything would be organized.

In business, organization plays a similar role. With organization, you can maintain a happy workforce, keep your accounts managed and make sure you have products ready to sell. Without organization, your business could face disaster. You may end up running out of products, having disgruntled employees or creating a huge debt that you can no longer control.

Organization within a business goes hand-in-hand with planning. It's hard to have one without the other. Our video lessons will teach you about organizational design and structure. You'll discover the roles of size, life-cycle, strategy, environment and technology in organizational design and structure. Our lessons will also introduce you to bureaucratic organizations. You'll learn what a bureaucratic organization is and discover the difference in mechanic and organic structures.

Some of the concepts covered by our lessons also include work specialization, types of organizational structures and characteristics of informal organizations. You'll also have the chance to study authority in organizations. See how authority works in centralized and decentralized organizations and learn more about related concepts, such as chain of command, delegation and span of control. Thanks for watching!

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