Ch 20: ILTS Business: Organizational Structure

About This Chapter

Study organizational structure and the organizational life cycle as you review for the ILTS test in business, marketing, and computer education. Learn by watching video lessons, and test your knowledge with self-assessment quizzes.

ILTS Business, Marketing, and Computer Education: Organizational Structure - Chapter Summary

These Organizational Structure video lessons allow you to go over the various types of organizational designs, the typical 'life cycle' of an organization, how authority works within different organizations, and a wide variety of related topics. Lessons in this chapter include:

  • Authority in centralized and decentralized organizations
  • Bureaucracy: Max Weber's theory of impersonal management
  • Characteristics of informal organizations: the grapevine and informal groups
  • E-Business enhanced and e-business enabled organizations
  • Organizational design and organizational behavior
  • Organizational design and structure
  • Organizational downsizing: definition, strategies, and business impacts
  • Organizational size: impacts on structure and design of an organization
  • Organizational structure: definition and influence on organizational behavior
  • Mechanistic and organic organizational business structures
  • Strategy and organizational structure
  • Technology: how organizations turn inputs to outputs
  • The boundaryless organization: structure and advantages
  • The organizational life cycle
  • Types of contemporary organizational designs: matrix, team, and network designs
  • Types of traditional organizational designs: simple, functional, and divisional designs
  • Work specialization in organizations

ILTS Business, Marketing, and Computer Education: Objectives

The purpose of this exam is to determine your eligibility for teacher licensing in your subject area. Upon taking the exam, you'll receive a score of between 100 and 300. A score of at least 240 is required before you can apply for licensing.

The exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions. Our video lessons include self-assessment quizzes, which helps you prepare in two ways:

  • Your self-determined score on the quizzes lets you know how well you've processed and remembered the material
  • The multiple-choice quiz questions allow you to get experience with the kinds of questions found on the exam

18 Lessons in Chapter 20: ILTS Business: Organizational Structure
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Organizational Structure: Definition and Influence on Organizational Behavior

1. Organizational Structure: Definition and Influence on Organizational Behavior

In this lesson you will learn the definition of organizational structure and how the structure of an organization can influence the attitudes and behaviors of organizational members.

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.

Bureaucracy: Max Weber's Theory of Impersonal Management

8. Bureaucracy: Max Weber's Theory of Impersonal Management

At a time when organizations were run like families, Max Weber looked for ways to bring a more formalized structure to organizations. Weber created the idea of bureaucratic management where organizations are more authoritative, rigid and structured. This lesson will describe the development of bureaucracy and common characteristics of bureaucratic organizations.

The Boundaryless Organization: Structure and Advantages

9. The Boundaryless Organization: Structure and Advantages

In this lesson, you will learn how the structure of an organization can create barriers that have a negative impact on its operations. Find out why managers want to reduce or eliminate these barriers and create a boundaryless organization.

Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups

10. Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups

Have you ever thought about how important the relationships you have with your coworkers are to your organization? This lesson will discuss the common elements of informal organizations including their characteristics, informal groups, and the grapevine.

Organizational Downsizing: Definition, Strategies & Business Impacts

11. Organizational Downsizing: Definition, Strategies & Business Impacts

In this lesson, you will learn why organizations choose to downsize their operations and about the implications that organizational downsizing has on organizational members.

Strategy and Organizational Structure

12. 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

13. 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.

Technology: How Organizations Turn Inputs to Outputs

14. Technology: How Organizations Turn Inputs to Outputs

In this lesson, you will learn about the three different types of technologies used by organizations and how the type of technology used by an organization impacts the structure of that organization.

Organizational Size: Impacts on Structure and Design of an Organization

15. Organizational Size: Impacts on Structure and Design of an Organization

In this lesson, you will learn how the size of an organization impacts the structure and design of that organization in the areas of work specialization, departmentalization, and formalization.

Organizational Design and Organizational Behavior

16. Organizational Design and Organizational Behavior

In this lesson, you will learn how two different elements of organizational structure influence the performance and behavior of members of organizations.

E-Business Enhanced and E-Business Enabled Organizations

17. E-Business Enhanced and E-Business Enabled Organizations

Businesses use the Internet in different ways. Some use it as a part of their business, while some use it to run the entire business. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences between e-business enhanced and e-business enabled businesses.

What is Stakeholder Theory? - Definition & Ethics

18. What is Stakeholder Theory? - Definition & Ethics

You may not know it, but you are a stakeholder in many organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn about stakeholder theory including some of its fundamental concepts. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support