Ch 6: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Organizing as a Function of Management

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Study for the WEST Business & Marketing Education test with the short, engaging videos in this chapter. The video lessons help you to review the importance of organization as a function of management.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Organizing as a Function of Management - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter were designed to help reinforce your understanding of the organizing function of management. Prepare for the WEST Business & Marketing Education teacher certification exam by watching videos on:

  • The role of organizing in management
  • Organizational design and structure
  • Mechanistic and organic structures
  • Work specialization
  • Centralized and decentralized organizations
  • Traditional and contemporary organization designs
  • Informal organizations

Our videos are taught by instructors who are experts in this field. Their lessons include visual aids and examples that make the videos fun to watch, and their conversational tone makes the material easy to understand and remember. Each video has a corresponding multiple-choice quiz that you can use to make sure you understand the material and are ready for test day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Organizing as a Function of Management
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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