Behavioral Implications of Different Organizational Designs


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The organizational behavior theory that suggests there is inherent conflict in what the owners of a business want and how the employees of a business will naturally behave is known as the _____.

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1. Julia is a line manager in a large manufacturing organization. Most of the decision-making takes place at the upper levels of the company, and the lower-level employees simply carry out the orders. Which type of approach is the organization using?

2. How is the matrix system beneficial to organizations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet touches on organizational theories, structures, and functions relevant to the discussion of organizational design and behavior. You can use this quiz to see how well you're processing the lesson material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll encounter questions on the following aspects of organizational design:

  • The theory that suggests inherent conflict in the desires of business owners and business employees
  • Structure that encourages employees to work fast by cutting corners
  • The structure that is a combination of functional and divisional
  • How many organizational structures there are
  • Organizational functions

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between different types of organizational structures
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately identify an organizational theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding organizational function levels as well as how many organizational structures exist

Additional Learning

To learn more about organizational structure, you can explore the accompanying lesson Behavioral Implications of Different Organizational Designs. This lesson involves the following objectives:

  • Distinguish between formal and informal structure
  • Compare and contrast centralized and decentralized structures
  • Understand the focus of organizational design