Ch 6: PLACE Business Education: Organizing as a Management Function

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Refresh your memory of various models of organization within businesses with these videos as you study for the PLACE Business Education exam. Get test-ready by completing the self-assessments throughout the chapter.

PLACE Business Education: Organizing as a Management Function - Chapter Summary

Good organization is essential to high productivity, and there are many different ways managers can organize their personnel, production, and resources. Prepare for the PLACE Business Education exam with these top-notch videos from our experience business and management instructors. Among the topics covered in this chapter are:

  • An overview of the function of organizing in management
  • Organizational design
  • Mechanistic and organic organizational structures
  • Work specialization in organizations
  • Authority in organizations
  • Simple, functional, and divisional organizational designs
  • Contemporary organizational designs and informal organizations

The videos in this chapter are brief and contain entertaining graphics to help keep you interested while also providing useful mental queues upon which you might draw during the big test. The questions in the quizzes will get you ready for the kinds of questions you may see on the actual test.

PLACE Business Education: Organizing as a Management Function Chapter Objectives

Of the five subareas on the PLACE Business Education test, the material in this chapter falls primarily within the Business Management and Communication subarea. You will be given 4.5 hours to complete the entire paper-based test. Your scaled score is based on performance against established standards rather than other test-takers. Completing the lessons in this chapter and the other PLACE Business Education study guide chapters will give you a boost as you prepare for the test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: PLACE Business Education: Organizing as a Management Function
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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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