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Organizational Behavior: Mintzberg, Structure, and Design

What are the five organizational forms of Mintzberg's framework? Provide examples of each.

Define the term OD, and explain how its techniques are used to implement change.

Describe three ways to structure an organization, and discuss the pros and cons of each.

Explain what is meant by inter-organizational design, and compare and contrast three designs.

How is organizational behavior impacted by each of the five dimensions of organizational structure?

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One of the organizational forms of Mintzberg's framework would be a highly simplified structure, and an example of this would be a privately owned business such as a family-owned restaurant. This is due to the fact that it would probably comprised of the owner/manager, shift supervisor, and staff. The second organizational form of Mintzberg's framework would be a professional bureaucracy, and an example of this would be the United States government comprised of differing departments. The third organizational form of Mintzberg's framework would be a machine bureaucracy, and an example of this would be a Ford motors company automobile production facility. The fourth organizational form of Mintzberg's framework would be an adhocracy, and an example of this would be the Internal Revenue Service, which carries out tax collection duties and other duties for its client the United States government. The fifth organizational form of Mintzberg's framework would be the diversified form, with an example being the conglomerate Procter and Gamble.

Organizational design is essentially the manner in which an organization's processes and procedures are coordinated and carried out, as well as the structure of a given organization. It's techniques are utilized to implement change, by adapting the ...

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