Organizational Structure: Definition and Influence on Organizational Behavior


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Why is organizational structure relevant to an organization?

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1. John works in the marketing department of a large human resources company. He needs help with the implementation of their new strategy for reaching millennials and is looking for an expert in that area within the company. He took a look at the company's organizational chart and it did very little to help him. Why did the organizational chart NOT provide John with the information he sought?

2. How does increased specialization impact workers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your knowledge of the effects of organizational structure on organizational behavior. Quiz topics include the purpose of an organizational structure and diagrams that display the structure of an organization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Purpose of an organizational structure
  • How tasks are subdivided
  • Element that determines the degree of job standardization within an organization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how tasks are subdivided and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the organizational structure element that establishes how jobs are grouped
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Organizational Structure: Definition and Influence on Organizational Behavior. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an organization is
  • Describe how tasks are divided and coordinated in organizations
  • Explain the purpose of an organizational chart
  • Identify the six elements of organizational structure and their characteristics
  • Appreciate how many individuals a manager should manage