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Ch 5: Choosing Organizational Structures

About This Chapter

Study this chapter on organizational structures to improve your business knowledge for upcoming exams, class assignments and projects. These fun lessons and quizzes can be accessed any time that fits your schedule.

Choosing Organizational Structures - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a series of bite-sized lessons that examine organizational design and the ways in which organizational structures are chosen. Complete the chapter to familiarize yourself with the organizational life cycle and types of organizational strategy. The chapter is entirely self-paced, and you can access it on any computer or mobile device. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you reinforce your knowledge, and when you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between simple, functional and divisional organizational design
  • Compare different types of organizational structures
  • Assess organizational structure strategy
  • Summarize the stages of the organizational life cycle
  • Describe the influence of globalization on organizational structure

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Choosing Organizational Structures
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Organizational Structure: Definition, Types & Examples

1. Organizational Structure: Definition, Types & Examples

Organizational structure influences how a business operates from the inside out. In this lesson, we'll explore the three most common forms of organizational structure relevant to today's business.

Types of Traditional Organizational Designs: Simple, Functional & Divisional Designs

2. 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.

What Is Organizational Structure of Management? - Types & Examples

3. What Is Organizational Structure of Management? - Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will provide an overview of the different types of organizational structures a company can utilize. Read on to learn why having an organizational structure is important.

Strategy and Organizational Structure

4. Strategy and Organizational Structure

In this lesson you will learn the three different elements to organizational strategy and which organizational structures work best for each of these elements.

The Organizational Life Cycle

5. The Organizational Life Cycle

In this lesson, you will learn about the four stages of the organizational life cycle and how organizations change as they pass through these sequential stages.

Globalization and Organizational Structure

6. Globalization and Organizational Structure

Organizational structure can be influenced by many different aspects of globalization. In this lesson, we will explore organizational structure and the impact globalization can have on it.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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