Organizations and Behavior

Organizations and Behavior

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  • Date Submitted: 06/07/2013 6:00 PM
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Organizations and Behavior
Assignment 2:
Identify the two organizational structures and cultures and compare the difference.
An organization is a social unit of people that is structured and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals. All organizations have a management structure that determines relationships between the different activities and the members, and subdivides and assigns roles, responsibilities, and authority to carry out different tasks. Organizations are open systems that affect and are affected by their environment

There are two main different types of organizations which are defined by various different factors and will be explained in the presentation below.

Tall structure organization

Large and complex organizations require a tall pyramid-like hierarchy with a long chain of command which is similar to how an army will operate. The general (CEO) will give a command which will be passed down from level to level until it reaches the front line or the bottom of the pyramid. With the growth of the organization, the number of management levels will increase as well making the structure grow taller. Tall structure organizations have many different managers each controlling a small area of the business.

Tesco is a tall structure organization because off its very large size (3rd in the world) with many layers within the hierarchy. The benefit of having an organizational structure like is that the employees know their role and who they are responsible for and who they are responsible to as well. In the same time, it can lead to ineffective communication because of the long time for messages to travel and because the massage can change, get distorted or misunderstood.

Flat structure organization
An organizational structure in which most middle-management levels and their functions have been eliminated, through bringing the top management in direct contact with the frontline...

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