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Ch 7: Workplace Organizational Structure

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If you need to study workplace organizational structure topics for an upcoming business exam, project, homework assignment or any other academic need, you're in the right place. This comprehensive chapter offers short lessons and self-assessments that can be accessed at any time that's convenient.

Workplace Organizational Structure - Chapter Summary

There are many connections that exist between an organization's design, structure and strategy. Take a look at these simple business lessons to review these connections, as well as basic concepts related to an organization's culture and goals. You'll also get an overview of various organizational designs, such as simple, functional, divisional, matrix, team and network designs. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the elements of organizational structure and design
  • Compare types of traditional and contemporary organizational designs
  • Discuss the relationship between organizational strategy and structure
  • Analyze examples of organizational goals
  • Evaluate the characteristics of organizational culture

The chapter's online format makes it easy to study these topics whenever you have free time in your schedule. As you work through the lessons, take the accompanying assessments to see how well you grasp the information. The chapter concludes with a multiple-choice exam, and we encourage you to use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions. We've also included word-for-word transcripts that you can print.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Workplace Organizational Structure
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Organizational Design and Structure

1. 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Strategy and Organizational Structure

4. Strategy and Organizational Structure

In this lesson you will learn the three different elements to organizational strategy and which organizational structures work best for each of these elements.

What Are Organizational Goals? - Definition, Types & Examples

5. What Are Organizational Goals? - Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson is an in-depth review of organizational goals. It will give you an idea of the different types of goals, show examples of organizational goals, and discuss how each can be measured for success.

What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics

6. What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will learn what organizational culture is and how it dictates behavior in organizations. You'll also explore the seven values that define the culture of an organization.

Chapter Practice Exam
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