Organization Design and Management Chapter Quiz

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The visual representation of an organization’s structure is called an organizational ______

chart

Organizational structure is the formal arrangement of jobs within an ______

organization

Organizational design involves decisions about 6 key elements: work specialization, departmentalization, chain of command, span of control, centralization and decentralization, and ______

formalization

Work specialization involves dividing work activities into separate job ______

tasks

Management function that involves arranging and structuring work to accomplish the organization’s goals is called ______

organizing

Define organizational design and list the 6 key elements involved in making decisions about it.

Organizational design is the process of creating or changing an organization’s structure. The 6 key elements involved in making decisions about organizational design are work specialization, departmentalization, chain of command, span of control, centralization and decentralization, and formalization.

What is the purpose of work specialization (division of labor) in organizing?

The purpose of work specialization is to divide work activities into separate job tasks to increase efficiency and productivity.

Explain the concept of organizational chart and its significance in an organization.

An organizational chart is a visual representation of an organization’s structure. It is significant as it helps in understanding the hierarchy, relationships, and lines of authority within the organization.

What are the primary purposes served by the process of organizing within an organization?

The primary purposes served by the process of organizing within an organization include dividing work into specific jobs and departments, assigning tasks and responsibilities, coordinating diverse organizational tasks, establishing relationships among individuals and departments, and allocating and deploying organizational resources.

Discuss the importance of departmentalization in organizational design.

Departmentalization is important in organizational design as it involves grouping jobs into units based on functions, products, geography, or process, which helps in achieving coordination and specialization within the organization.

Test your knowledge of organization design and management concepts with this quiz based on Chapter 11 of 'Management Fourteenth Edition, Global Edition'. Explore the elements of organizational design, including organizing as a management function, organizational structure, and organizational charts.

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