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MGMT 468 Chp 10 Assignment
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Which of the following statements concerning organizational structure are correct? (Check all that apply.)
It helps ensure that resources are used effectively.
It influences the flow of information and the nature of human interactions.
It identifies hierarchical relationships.
Which of the following developments in the business of a firm often lead to a change in the firm's organizational structure?
Diversification into new product markets
Expansion in the geographic scope of the business
Increases in the size of the business
A simple organizational structure works best for which of the following types of organizations?
Very small companies with a single or very narrow product line
Which of the following are advantages of a simple organizational structure? (Check all that apply.)
There is little specialization of tasks, few rules and regulations, and an informal evaluation and reward system.
It is highly informal and coordination is accomplished by direct supervision.
Decision making is quick, as it is highly centralized.
Which of the following statements about a functional organizational structure are true? (Check all that apply.)
It has functional groupings, such as accounting, finance, production, and marketing.
It is commonly used by organizations that have a single product or service, high production volume, and some vertical integration.
The coordination of the functional areas is an important task for the CEO.
The formalized patterns of interactions that link a firm's tasks, technologies, and people is known as ______.
Which of the following are advantages of a functional organizational structure? (Check all that apply.)
There is more efficient use of managerial and technical talent.
Career paths and professional development are facilitated.
A company is able to enhance its coordination and control within each functional area.
Place the organizational structures below in the order typically followed by corporations as they grow, with the initial structure at the top.
1. simple structure2. functional structure3. divisional structure4. international structures
Which of the following statements about divisional organizational structures are true? (Check all that apply.)
Divisions are relatively autonomous units governed by a central corporate office.
Each division has its own functional specialists who are organized into departments.
They are sometimes called multidivisional structures or M-Form.
A ______ structure is an organizational form in which the owner-manager makes most of the decisions and controls activities, and the staff serves as an extension of the top executive.
True or false: A divisional structure unifies strategic and operating control.
Which of the following are disadvantages of a simple structure? (Check all that apply.)
Employees may not clearly understand their responsibilities.
A flat structure limits promotion opportunities.
Employees may act in their own self-interest, since there are generally few rules.
True or false: Divisional managers are often evaluated on common measures, which may discourage sharing ideas and resources among divisions.
A ______ structure is an organizational form in which the major functions of the firm are grouped internally.
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