Organizations are a bit like snowflakes, they are all unique. However, we can group them by some similar characteristics such as how they are structured. This week you explored a variety of organizational structures as well as the benefits and disadvantages of each.
First, read Chapter 6 in the text.
Next, please watch the following video clip from the lab:
Chapter 06: Concept Clips: Types of Organizations
Research the company you selected for your milestone project in Week 1 to determine its structure. Is it functional, conglomerate, divisional, matrix, or hybrid? Provide supporting references in your initial post that are less than two months old that support your assertion as to which type of structure your organization uses. Assess the suitability of their structure. Is it the most appropriate? Does it work well for them? If not, what structure would you recommend and why?
Review a minimum of two of your classmate’s posts and respond with additional insights, information, questions, or links to more information on the company and structure they shared. Is the structure the same or different than organization? Would their structure work for your organization? Why or why not? Your responses should be academic in nature and linked to research and management topics discussed this week rather than personal stories of shopping with the company they chose for example.
Here are some of the company’s classmate’s have chosen
J.P Morgan Chase