Case D Buckman Report

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Report- Buckman Lab Question 1) Six key elements of organizational design: Work Specialization refers to the degree of organization of work is divided into a number of steps to complete the task and different person completes each step. Based on the case, Buckman Lab is divided the tasks to different skilled people to finish in the past. Now, Buckman Lab is less work specialization in the K,Neti-knowledge network. Hence, Employees are involved in variety roles such as providing information, answering question and so on. Departmentalization includes two parts Traditional Organization Structures and Horizontal Organization Structures. Traditional Organization Structures is divided three structures that are Functional,…show more content…
Bob Buckman is 5thCEO of Buckman Lab’s and he created a department – Knowledge Transfer Department and built a knowledge transfer system- K,Netix to minimize the gap between department and department and prevent knowledge distortion . He prefers staying in touch with each other and bringing all of the company’s brain power together to serve each customer So, Buckman order his assistant Victor Baillargeon to in charge the department and established seven technical forums that organize the company’s on-line interactive conversations We move on to the q 1 - regarding the six key elements of organizational design to analysis what decision Buckman Labs has made. What are the Six Key Elements of Organization Design? The six elements are Work specialization, Departmentalization, Chain of command, Span of control, Centralization / Decentralization and Formalization . Work specialization means the degree of organization of work is divided into a number of steps to complete the task and different person completes each step. Based on the case, Buckman Lab is divided the tasks to different skilled people and different development to finish in the past. Hence, it is more work specialization. But now, Buckman Lab is less work specialization in the K,Neti-knowledge network because employees are involved in variety roles freely such as providing information, answering question, transferring knowledge and so on In Departmentalization, it includes two

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