MN202: Organisational Life Cycle Stages
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MN202: Organisational Life Cycle Stages

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What is the primary focus of an operational goal in an organisation?

To capture the key tasks of the organisation

Which organisational design perspective is characterised by standardisation of rules and procedures?

Formalised

What is the primary advantage of a matrix grouping approach?

It works best when 2 or more critical outputs are required

What is the characteristic of a learning organisation that is NOT a characteristic of a hierarchical decision-making structure?

<p>Emphasis on experimentation and risk-taking</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of system requires the least resources and horizontal coordination in the ladder of horizontal linkage systems?

<p>Information systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of the entrepreneurial stage in the organisational life cycle?

<p>Creating a product or service and surviving in the marketplace</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary characteristic of the formalisation stage in the organisational life cycle?

<p>Installing rules, procedures, and control systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of isomorphism is caused by external pressure to adopt structures, techniques, or behaviours similar to other organisations?

<p>Coercive isomorphism</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the intentional reduction of a company's workforce?

<p>Downsizing</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary characteristic of Weber's concept of bureaucracy?

<p>Defined hierarchical structure and authority</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the formation of groups or teams with specific objectives or tasks in mind for a short period?

<p>Temporary organising</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the external sectors with which an organisation will interact to accomplish its goals?

<p>Domain</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the enduring resource transactions, flows, and links between two or more organisations?

<p>Inter-organisational relationships</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the structure and arrangement of different elements within an organisation?

<p>Organisational configuration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the allocation of an appropriate portion of overhead costs to cost units?

<p>Overhead absorption</p> Signup and view all the answers

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