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Ch 3: ORELA Business Education: Management Organization

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Get reacquainted with management organization by reviewing the short video lessons in this chapter. You can test your comprehension of this subject area with lesson quizzes as you prepare to take the ORELA Business Education assessment.

ORELA Business Education: Management Organization - Chapter Summary

In this chapter are engaging lessons you can use to increase your chances of success on the ORELA Business Education assessment. Refresh your knowledge of management organization to ensure you're able to do the following on the exam:

  • Discuss organizing as a function of management, as well as organizational design and structure
  • Explain mechanics and organic organizational business structures
  • Provide details about work specialization in organizations
  • Describe authority in centralized and decentralized organizations
  • Identify types traditional and contemporary organizational designs
  • List characteristics of informal organizations

Instructors in the video lessons offer the definitions and examples you need to fully comprehend management organization. Review the lessons as often as needed until you feel confident you've absorbed the information in this chapter.

ORELA Business Education: Management Organization - Chapter Objectives

In Oregon, the ORELA Business Education assessment is required for educators who want to secure the licensure needed to teach business classes in schools statewide. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that explore a variety of business topics, including management, technology, communications, economics, accounting and personal finance. To pass the assessment, you must earn a minimum score of 234.

The lessons in this chapter explore topics found in the business management, law and ethics content domain of the exam, which constitutes about 19% of the total test. Brush up on your knowledge of management organization with the lessons in this chapter. You can watch them as videos or review full lesson transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can reinforce management organization concepts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: ORELA Business Education: Management Organization
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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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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