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BUSS3 CH 18: COMPETITIVE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES

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Transcript of BUSS3 CH 18: COMPETITIVE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES

18 COMPETITIVE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES
SPECIFICATION TYPES OF ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND FACTORS DETERMINING CHOICE ADAPTING ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS COMPETITIVE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES BUSS3 CH 18 Factors determining choice of organisational structures
Adapting organisational structures to improve competitiveness Types of Organisational Structure:

Functional
Divisional
Matrix
Mechanistic
Organic The importance of structure
Centralisation and decentralisation
Delayering
Flexible workforce
Outsourcing KEY TERMS

Organisational structure
Departmentalisation
Heirarchy
Span of control
Formalisation
Functional organisational structure
Divisional organisational structure
Matrix organisational structure
Mechanistic organisational structure
Organic organisational structure
Technology
Centralisation
Decentralisation
Delayering
Core and periphery workforce
Annual hours contract
Outsourcing Factors influencing choice of organisational structure:

Size
Environment
Nature of tasks and technology
Corporate objectives and strategy
Nature and expectations of workforce
Beliefs and preferences of owners/managers Evaluation 5 Definitions:

Span of control
Matrix organisational structure
Organic organisational structure
Centralisation
Outsourcing Broaden/Deepen Understanding:

Wolinski practice exercise p.270 q1-10 Exam type practice:

Wolinski case study p.271 q1 (10 marks)
Wolinsski case study p.273 q3 (15 marks) 18. COMPETITIVE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES

Amplification

Methods of adapting organisational structures to improve competitiveness should include: centralisation and decentralisation, delayering and flexible workforces. Candidates should be aware of the issues involved with implementing and operating each of these approaches.

Flexible workforces should include the notion of core and peripheral workers, outsourcing and home working.
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