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19 Cards in this Set

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system of consciously coordinated activities of two or more people
each employee should report to a single manager
unity of command principle
boxes-anf-lines illustration showing chain of formal authority and division of labor
organization chart
the number of people reporting directly to a given manager
span of control
provide research, advice, and recommendations to line managers
staff personnel
have authority to make organizational decisions
line managers
a relativey self sufficient entity
closed system
organism that must constantly interact with its environment to survive
open system
proactively creates, acquires, and transfers knowledge throughout the organization
learning organization
any group of people with a stake in the organizations operation or success
strategic constituency
systematic identification of all parties likely to be affected by the organization
stakeholder audit
decrease in organization's resource base (money, customer's, talent, innovations)c
organizational decline
creating an effective organization-environment fit
contigency approach to organization design
division of labor and specialization that cause people to think and act differently
cooperation among specialists to achieve a common goal
rigid, command and control bureaucracies
mechanistic organizations
fluid and flexible networks of multi-talented people
organic organizations
top managers make all key decisions
centralized decision making
lower-level managers are empowered to make important decisions
decentralized decision making