Ch 22: Business Planning & Organizational Design

About This Chapter

If you want to learn more about business planning and organizational design, go through this chapter and watch our helpful video lessons. Use these lessons to learn more about the different types of organizational structure.

Business Planning & Organizational Design - Chapter Summary

You can use our entertaining video lessons to learn key points about business planning and organizational design. Each lesson contained in this chapter can teach you about a different topic in a clear and accessible format. You will learn different key components of organizational design, their purposes and their functions. Specific topics covered in this chapter include:

  • The definition and examples of company mission statements
  • Organizational design
  • Mechanistic and organic business structures
  • Work specialization
  • Traditional and contemporary organizational designs

The chapter also includes practice quizzes that will be helpful in making sure that you have accurately understood the key points. You can also return to specific moments in each video by using the video tabs. Make sure to track your progress going through the lessons by using your personal Dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: Business Planning & Organizational Design
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Company Mission Statements: Definition & Examples

1. Company Mission Statements: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the role of a mission statement in an organization. Learn the definition of a mission statement, how they are created and how they are used.

Organizational Design and Structure

2. 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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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