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Ch 4: Organizing as a Management Function

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Watch business video lessons and learn about organizational hierarchy, matrix designs, top-down management and more. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your growing knowledge of organizing as a management function.

Organizing as a Management Function - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Lessons included in this chapter explain how managers use organizational structure to delegate authority and determine who's responsible for which tasks. You can also discover the role factors like organization size and external environment play in determining how managers further arrange project teams and groups of employees in a way that helps an organization meet its goals. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the importance of organization as one of the four functions of management
  • Explain how organizational structure determines employee roles and authority
  • Distinguish between centralized and decentralized organizations
  • Identify types of traditional and contemporary organizational design

VideoObjectives
Organizing as a Function of Management Explains a manager's role in creating an organizational structure that outlines employee roles and job responsibilities, among other aspects.
Organizational Design and Structure Describes the differences between organizational design and structure and outlines factors determining the relationship between them.
Organizational Chart and Hierarchy Provides descriptions and examples of a typical organizational chart.
Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations Outlines the differences between top-down management where authority follows a chain of command and management that delegates authority across several different departments.
Types of Traditional Organizational Designs: Simple, Functional & Divisional Designs Explains how these three types of organizational design help managers allot business functions and tasks.
Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs Explores characteristics of three additional common design structures.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Organizing as a Management Function
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Organizing as a Function of Management

1. Organizing as a Function of Management

Organizing is an management function that helps managers implement their plans. Learn about organizing, its importance in an organization, and its relationship to the planning management function.

Organizational Design and Structure

2. Organizational Design and Structure

Changes in organizational design affect organizational structure, and vice-versa. Explore the factors that form a complete organization and how they affect this relationship between organizational design and structure.

Organizational Chart and Hierarchy: Definition & Examples

3. Organizational Chart and Hierarchy: Definition & Examples

Organizational charts visually represent the hierarchy of different roles within an organization. Learn the definition of hierarchy in the workplace and explore an example of an organizational chart showing the organization's hierarchy.

Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

4. Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

Where some organizations share authority from the top-down, others divide authority among different levels of management. Compare the strengths and weaknesses between approach to authority in centralized and decentralized organizations.

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

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

Managers use organizational designs to find the best way to group people together to help them achieve their goals. Learn about the three types of traditional organizational designs, including simple, functional, and divisional designs.

Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs

6. Types of Contemporary Organizational Designs: Matrix, Team & Network Designs

There are a number of organizational structures that can be chosen and implemented by managers or businesses. Learn about three of these contemporary organizational designs: matrix design, team design, and network design.

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