Review the chapter carefully, and choose the organizational design orientation that you feel can best guide you in developing the design for Mr. Woody.

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Review the chapter carefully, and choose the organizational design orientation that you feel can best guide you in developing the design for Mr. Woody.Review the chapter carefully, and choose the organizational design orientation that you feel can best guide you in developing the design for Mr. Woody.Review the chapter carefully, and choose the organizational design orientation that you feel can best Exercises 6.2 Experiential The Woody Manufacturing Company OBJECTIVE To apply the concepts learned about structure and agility at the individual, group, and organizational levels in designing the Woody Manufacturing Company. TASK 1 (INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT) a. Read the following case study of the Woody Manufacturing Company. b. Review the …show more content…
One nurse. One schoolteacher. One bookkeeper. Three people with some managerial experience in nonmanufacturing settings. Mr.Woody (with help) your must now decide how to design his new organization. This design will include the management structure, pay system, and the allocation of work to individuals and groups. The bar stool making process has 15 steps: 1. Wood is selected. 2. Wood is cut to size. 3. Defects are removed. 4. Wood is planed to exact specifications. 5. Joints are cut. 6. Tops are glued and assembled. 7. Legs/bases are prepared. 8. Legs/bases are attached to tops. 9. Bar stools are sanded. 10. Stain is applied. 11. Varnish is applied. 12. Bar stools are sanded. 13. Varnish is reapplied. 14. Bar stools are packaged. 15. Bar stools are delivered to the customer. Mr.Woody currently manufactures three kinds of bar stools (pedestal, four-legged corner, and four-legged recessed). There is no difference in the difficulty of making the three types of bar stools. Major cost variations have been associated with defective wood, imprecise cuts, and late deliveries to customers. Mr. Woody must decide how to organize his company to maintain high quality and profits. He has thought about several options. He could have some individuals perform the first step for all types of bar stools; he could have an individual perform several steps for one type of bar stool; or he could have a team perform some combination of steps

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