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Ch 4: Organizing as a Management Function Overview

About This Chapter

Review organizing as a management function with your employees using this engaging chapter as your guide. You can assign individual lessons or the entire mobile-friendly chapter as needed to help get your teams up to speed on these concepts.

Organizing as a Management Function Overview - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, we've provided a series of video lessons outlining organization as a management function. Our videos are short, easy to follow and cover organizational design and structure and authority in decentralized and centralized organizations. Along with each video, we've included a short lesson designed to help your employees assess their knowledge before they move on.

How It Helps

  • Provides knowledge: Once your teams complete this chapter, they'll understand how to create a hierarchical organizational chart and its purpose.
  • Offers flexibility: You can use this resource to help keep your employees on the same page no matter their schedule or location.
  • Builds strong leaders: By supporting your managers' organizational skills, you'll help create strong teams with confident leaders.

Skills Covered

Use this chapter to help your employees understand how to do the following:

  • Discuss organizing as a management function
  • Outline organizational structure and design
  • Define organizational charts and hierarchies with examples
  • Understand authority in decentralized and centralized organizations
  • Explain types of traditional organizational designs
  • Detail the different types of contemporary organizational designs

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Organizing as a Management Function Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Organizational Chart and Hierarchy: Definition & Examples

3. Organizational Chart and Hierarchy: Definition & Examples

Most organizations take advantage of a hierarchy. In this lesson, you'll learn about the features and structures of hierarchies. You'll also learn about organizational charts and how they can be used in understanding hierarchies.

Practical Application: Creating a Hierarchical Organizational Chart

4. Practical Application: Creating a Hierarchical Organizational Chart

An organizational hierarchy, or chain of command, is useful because it clarifies the responsibilities associated with each role. Look at this common scenario to apply what you've learned about organizational hierarchy.

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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