Essay on Structure and Professional Bureaucracy

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Reflect on your reading for the week, specifically Analytical Exercise 8. Is another form of structural configuration better suited to multiproduct, multiservice companies? If not, is there a form of departmentalization for multiproduct, multiservice companies which would match somewhat the divisional structure configuration?" Explain how the following somewhat match each other: • functional structure with simple structure • divisional structure with departmentalization by product • machine bureaucracy with centralized, mechanistic structure • professional bureaucracy with decentralized, organic structure Functional structure and simple structure are the most common forms of structure. Small companies use them forms of structure.…show more content…
Reilly, M., Minnick, C., & Baack, D. (2011). The five functions of effective management (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Discussion 2 1) What kind of companies should employ the simple structure organizational configuration? Simple structure configurations are starter companies. They hire top level managers to ensure the company serves its mission in the most effective way. Employees who work for these types of companies only answer to one manager which is typically the owner. These businesses mostly have a small crew that work there. These types of organizations work their way up the divisional structure. An example of this type of business would be a pet grooming. The owner is usually always present and there are no managers. 2) What kind of companies should use the machine bureaucracy form of structure? Bureaucracy structures are mass producing factories that work on a set routine schedule and require strict rules which are implemented by several managers. These types of companies are a stable work environment and employees do the same thing every day. Any company that requires a uniform standard to operate and produces mass quantities of a product will use this type of structure. An example of this type of company would be Snap On. 3) What kinds of organization should feature a professional bureaucracy form of structure? A professional bureaucracy may be used when a company relies on highly skilled
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