Ch 4: MTEL Business: Organizing Function of Management

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Prepare to earn your teaching certification in business by exploring this chapter's topics on organizing as a function of management. Studying these video lessons can enable you to answer the MTEL Business examination's related questions.

MTEL Business: Organizing Function of Management - Chapter Summary

Learn the fundamentals of different kinds of organizational designs and explore the purpose of work specialization as you get ready for the MTEL Business examination. The chapter's video lessons highlight the correlation between organizational structure and design and outline the characteristics of informal organizations. They'll also ensure that you understand a manager's capacity to lead, control, organize and plan. This chapter can also expand your ability to:

  • Explain the four functions of management
  • Note the differences between organic and mechanic organizational structures
  • Examine the use of work specialization with relation to separate duties
  • Study centralized and decentralized approaches to authority
  • Explore the policies of traditional and contemporary organizational designs
  • Understand the workings of informal organizations

Get ready for the MTEL Business examination by reviewing these and other business topics, some of which you may already have knowledge of. When you're studying the online video lessons on your mobile device, you can watch the lessons in their entirety or focus only on the parts you're unfamiliar with. The chapter includes written transcripts, video tags for navigating the main subject areas and self-assessment quizzes.

MTEL Business: Organizing Function of Management Chapter Objectives

With 25-27 multiple-choice questions, the MTEL Business examination's Subarea I, Business Management, is where you could find questions pertaining to organizing as a function of management. The section accounts for 21% of the test. As an example, you may need to display your comprehension of business management functions and the theories of organizational management. The exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments in total. This is a four-hour, computer-based assessment.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTEL Business: Organizing Function of Management
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Organizing as a Function of Management

1. Organizing as a Function of Management

Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.

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.

Characteristics of Informal Organizations: The Grapevine & Informal Groups

8. 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.

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