• January 19th, 2017

Module 4 case ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND CULTURE

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Module 4 – Case ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND CULTURE Assignment Overview This assignment focuses on the importance of organizational structure and its possible impact on employees. After finishing with the Background page and readings, go to the following interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who is a renowned Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and an influential business advisor. Among other things, in this interview she talks about the evolution of changes in organizational structure in the past decades, and the link to employees’ well-being and functioning. Required Reading Puffer, S. (2004) Changing organizational structures: An interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Academy of Management Executive, 18(2). The following article looks at changing organizational structures as open systems and the effect on managers: Buhler, P. M. (2011). Changing organizational structures and their impact on managers. Supervision, 72(2), 24-26. Both of these articles can be found in the Trident University Library. Case Assignment Write a 4- to 5-page critique answering the questions below. • An organization’s structure can have significant effects on its members. What might those effects be? Analyze the behavioral implications of different organizational designs and use at least two examples. • Is it possible to generalize and say that a certain structure is better than others? That is, is there a structure that is superior in terms of its effects on its members?

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