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    Hierarchies, Organizational Structure & Culture

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    Itemize reasons why a hierarchy of authority emerges in an organization, and explain the process of vertical differentiation. How might these constructs apply to the organizational structure and culture?

    This is what I have. I was able to answered the first part. I need help With the last question. How might these constructs apply to the organizational structure and culture? I only need a 50 word response.

    As an organization grows, differentiation and the division of labor increase, which lead to coordination and motivation problems. The hierarchy of authority in an organization that is designed to benefit the company and the employees. The company grows with the strength of a competent managerial staff, and employees look to management to provide career development. A hierarchy is also a method of maintaining managerial integrity. The hierarchy emerges to coordinate and motivate members by increasing the number of managers and organizational levels. Determining the level of vertical differentiation is a basic design challenge. Managers must determine the shape of the hierarchy, the number of levels, and the span of control (the number of subordinates a manager oversees). The shape of the hierarchy, plus the balance between centralization and decentralization, establish the extent of vertical differentiation.

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    Here you go- also corrected a typo in your paragraph

    As an organization grows, differentiation and the division of labor increase, which leads to coordination and motivation problems. The hierarchy of authority in an organization is designed to benefit the company and the employees. The company grows with the strength of a competent managerial staff, and employees look to ...

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    A short answer that explains how hierarchy of authority impacts organizational structure and culture.

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