I need help describing advantages and disadvantages of some organization structures.
Select two of the following organization structures and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the ones you select.
a. Flat versus tall
b. Centralized versus decentralized
c. Boundary less
e. Virtual© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 10:36 pm ad1c9bdddf
a. Flat versus tall
A flat organizational structure is one in which there are fewer hierarchical levels, but most of the governance and organization lies towards the lower level of employees. A tall structure, on the other hand, has many vertical levels and relatively fewer horizontal levels, such that the structure appears as a tall tree. In a flat structure, coordination might be slightly better because there are many managers acting at the same level, and therefore, there is less of superiority feeling amongst competitor divisions. On the other ...
351 words looks at flat, tall, centralized, decentralized, boundary-less, network based and virtual organizational structures.
BP Oil Management Structure
Describe how the BP Oil was managed in the past. Compare the difference between management approaches in the past to those the BP Oil currently uses. Ensure you identify relevant management theory both for past practices and current approaches.
Describe how BP Oil is structured. Include a copy of the organizational chart. Describe how managers perform the organization function of management based on the structure of the organization. Ensure one of the five types of structures as described in the textbook is identified and analyzed.
Identify a key manager in the organization and describe his/her primary functions and responsibilities. Evaluate how effective this manager is in fulfilling these responsibilities making clear recommendations for improvement. Ensure you refer to the functions of management as described in your textbook.
Describe how decisions are made in this organization. Using materials from the textbook or other relevant sources on decision making evaluate the effectiveness of the decision making process and make clear recommendations for improvement.
Describe the system of controls the organization uses. Include in this description how control is used to ensure the organization meets its goals and objectives as well as how the organization uses a quality control process to ensure products and/or services are delivered as promised. Evaluate the role of managers in these processes. Make clear recommendations for improvement. Ensure you refer to your textbook or other relevant sources in your evaluation.
Summarize the key recommendations you have made identifying each with the relevant function of management.
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