Organizational Structure and Coordination Quiz

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Which form of departmentalisation can lead to a focus on departmental goals only?

Functional Departmentalisation

In which type of departmentalisation is the emphasis on product goals rather than organizational goals?

Product Departmentalisation

Which type of departmentalisation encourages logistic efficiency but needs a large number of general managers?

Geographical Departmentalisation

Which type of departmentalisation involves using a hybrid of Functional, Product and/or Geographical structural arrangements?

Mixed Departmentalisation

'Machine bureaucracy' is characterized by:

Centralized decision-making and formalized work processes

'Professional bureaucracy' relies on:

Highly trained professionals with decentralized decision-making

In a divisionalised structure, where are decisions typically made?

Both at the central headquarters and division levels

What is the main purpose of formalization in an organization?

To predict and control how employees behave on the job

What is responsibility viewed as in an organization?

An obligation to do something - achieving goals and managing employees

What type of power is associated with knowledge in an organization?

Expert power only

'Adhocracy' organizations are commonly associated with which characteristic?

Project-based teams and decentralized decision-making

What does the term 'division of labour' refer to in an organization?

The extent to which the work is broken down into different tasks

What does 'span of control' refer to in an organization?

The number of employees directly reporting to a supervisor

What does 'hierarchical levels' refer to in an organization?

The number of levels and the extent of hierarchy within the organization

What is meant by 'structural configuration' in an organization?

Refers to the size and shape of the structure as shown in an organizational chart

What does 'structural operation' entail in an organization?

Refers to the processes and operation of an organization's structure

What are the main components that can be divided into two main areas within an organizational structure?

Structural Configuration (Org Chart) and Structural Operation (Org Processes)

Which historical approaches are mentioned in relation to task specialization?

Task Specialization and Job Enrichment

What does 'strategy structure culture fit' aim to establish within an organization?

Task, reporting & authority relationships within an organisation

How is 'span of control' defined?

Number of employees directly reporting to a supervisor

Which type of departmentalisation can lead to a duplication of support services and less interaction between functional specialists?

Product Departmentalisation

In which type of organizational structure does decision-making tend to be decentralized and power delegated to wherever it's needed?

Simple structure

What is the main disadvantage of geographical departmentalisation?

It needs a large number of general managers

Which type of organizational structure is commonly associated with schools, universities, and law firms due to its reliance on highly trained professionals who demand control over their own work?

Professional bureaucracy

'Formalization' in an organization refers to:

The degree to which rules and procedures shape jobs and tasks completed by employees

What is 'authority' in an organization?

The power that has been legitimised within a certain social context

What type of power is associated with knowledge in an organization?

Expert power

Which type of departmentalization allows business units to be evaluated as profit centers?

Product Departmentalization

'Responsibility' in an organization is primarily viewed as:

An obligation to do something - achieving goals and managing employees

'Centralized decision-making' in an organization refers to:

A decision-making policy where authority resides at the top of an organization

'Machine bureaucracy' is characterized by:

Standardization, centralized decision-making, and functional department grouping

What does 'span of control' refer to in an organization?

The number of employees directly reporting to a supervisor

What does 'hierarchical levels' refer to in an organization?

The number of levels and the extent of hierarchy within the organization

'Division of labour' within an organization refers to:

The extent to which the work is broken down into different tasks

'Structural configuration' in an organization primarily refers to:

The size and shape of the structure as shown in an organizational chart

'Structural operation' in an organization refers to:

The processes and operation of an organization's structure

What is 'strategy structure culture fit' intended to establish within an organization?

Alignment between organizational strategy, structure, and culture

In a divisionalized structure, where are decisions typically made?

At each divisional level based on specific needs and goals

'Professional bureaucracy' relies on:

Standardized skills and knowledge within a professional domain

What is the main purpose of formalization in an organization?

To create consistency in behavior by standardizing activities

'Machine bureaucracy' is characterized by:

High formalization, standardization, and centralization

Which type of departmentalization involves using a hybrid of Functional, Product, and/or Geographical structural arrangements?

Matrix departmentalization

What does 'span of control' refer to in an organization?

The number of employees directly reporting to a supervisor

What is the main purpose of formalization in an organization?

To provide uniformity and consistency in job performance

'Division of labour' within an organization refers to:

The extent to which work is broken down into different tasks

'Machine bureaucracy' is characterized by:

High standardization and formalization

'Hierarchical levels' in an organization refer to:

The number of levels and extent of hierarchy within the organization

What is 'strategy structure culture fit' intended to establish within an organization?

Alignment between strategic objectives, organizational structure, and culture

Which historical approaches are mentioned in relation to task specialization?

Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment

'Centralized decision-making' in an organization refers to:

Concentration of decision-making authority at the top levels of management

'Formalization' in an organization refers to:

Establishing standard procedures and rules for job performance

'Professional bureaucracy' relies on:

Highly skilled and specialized professional employees for decision-making

'Adhocracy' organizations are commonly associated with which characteristic?

Flexibility, innovation, and adaptability in response to changing environments

Test your knowledge on the process of dividing tasks, coordinating activities, and establishing relationships within an organization to achieve its goals. Explore the main components and structural configurations of organizational structure.

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