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SYMPTOMS OF STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCY
SYMPTOMS OF STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCY: the signs of the organizational structure being out of alignment, including delayed or poor quality decision making, failure to respond innovatively to environmental changes, and too much conflict.
FUNCTIONAL GROUPING
FUNCTIONAL GROUPING: placing employees together who have similar functions or work processes, or who bring similar skills and knowledge
STRUCTURE
STRUCTURE: the formal reporting relationships, groupings, and systems of an organization.
DIVISIONAL GROUPING
DIVISIONAL GROUPING; Organized according to what the organization produces
HYBRID STRUCTURE
HYBRID STRUCTURE; a structure that combines characteristics of various structural approaches (functional, divisional, geographical, horizontal) tailored to specific strategic needs
DIVISIONAL STRUCTURE
DIVISIONAL STRUCTURE: structuring of org according to indiv products, svcs, product groups, major projects, profit centers...also called PRODUCT STRUCTURE OR STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNITS
MATRIX STRUCTURE
MATRIX STRUCTURE: a strong form of horizontal linkage in which both product and functional structures (horizontal and vertical) are implemented simultaneously.

DEPARTMENTAL GROUPING
DEPARTMENTAL GROUPING: structure where employees share a common supervisor and resources, jointly responsible for performance, tend to identiify and collaborate with each other
PRODUCT MATRIX
PRODUCT MATRIX: a variation of the matrix structure in which project or product managers have primary authority and functional managers simply assign technical personnel to projects and provide advisory expertise.
MULTI FOCUSED GROUPING
MULTI FOCUSED GROUPING: a structure in which an organization embraces structural grouping alternatives simultaneously
HORIZONTAL GROUPINGS
HORIZONTAL GROUPINGS: the organizing of employees around core work processes rather then by function, product, or geography
TEAMS
TEAMS: permanent task forces often used in conjunction with a full time integrator.
FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE
FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE: grouping of activities by common function

VERTICAL LINKAGE
VERTICAL LINKAGE: communication and coordination activities connecting the top and bottom of an organization.
TASK FORCE
TASK FORCE: a temporary committee composed of representatives from each department affected by a problem
LIAISON ROLE
LIAISON ROLE: devotion of a person located in one department who is responsible for communicating and achieving coordination with another department.

HORIZONTAL STRUCTURE
HORIZONTAL STRUCTURE: a structure that virtually eliminates both the vertical hierarchy and departmental boundaries by organizing teams of employees around core work processes, the end to end work, information, and Material flows that provide value directly to customers.
INTEGRATOR
INTEGRATOR: a position or department created solely to coordinate several departments.
HORIZONTAL LINKAGE
HORIZONTAL LINKAGE: the amount of communication and coordination that occurs at horizontally across organizational departments
VERTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
VERTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM: the periodic reports, written information, and computer- based communications distributed to managers.
FUNCTIONAL MATRIX
FUNCTIONAL MATRIX: a structure in which functional bosses have primary authority and product or project managers simply coordinate product activities.