Organizational Design: Theory, Principles & Definition


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What are two elements of organizational design?

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1. How do heterarchy and responsible autonomy differ from other organizational designs?

2. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer be responsible for the reporting of financial statements. How would this affect the organizational design of a company?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz/worksheet covers the various processes and theories of organizational design. It will help students learn the differences between each of the theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Elements of organizational design
  • Characteristics of hetearchy and responsible autonomy
  • Aspects of PARC

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various theories and processes of organizational design
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the best theory of organizational design

Additional Learning

To learn more, use the lesson Organizational Design: Theory, Principles & Definition, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define organizational design
  • Differentiate between the various theories and principles of organizational design
  • Describe each of the theories and principles