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    I need assistance with the following questions.
    1. Discuss and contrast the relative value and use of organic and mechanistic organizations. When would each be best?

    2. Organizational goals are important, where do they originate? Also, what is the possible impact goals may have on an organization and its activities.

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    Let us first compare some of the features and characteristics of each type of organization.

    Mechanistic Organizations:

    High Specialization
    Rigid Departmentalization
    Clear Chains of command
    Narrow Spans of Control
    Highly centralized
    Highly formalized
    Bureaucracy
    Well-oiled machine

    Organic Organizations:

    Cross-Functional Teams
    Cross Hierarchical Teams
    Free Flow of information
    Wide Spans of Control
    Decentralized
    Low Formalization
    Adhocracy
    Adaptable Amoeba

    source: http://www.csun.edu/~dmz51283/360-S06/In-class%20PPTs/21

    In recent times, the trend is more towards organic organizations due to the fact that today's dynamic and fast business environment requires organization to be more flexible and easily adaptable to changing dynamics of the business environment. Further, there is a greater need to empower the employees which is more possible in organic ...

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    Discuss and contrast the relative value and use of organic and mechanistic organizations. When would each be best?

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