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Mgmt 310a - Organization Behavior and Management

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Organizational Behavior 14e Robbins Judge Chapter 15 Foundations of Organization Structure 1 Organizational structure has six key elements Which of the following is not one of these elements A centralization B departmentalization C work specialization D formalization E location of authority Answer E Explanation Organizational structure describes the way in which job tasks are formally divided grouped and coordinated Managers need to address six key elements when they design their organization s structure work specialization departmentalization chain of command span of control centralization and decentralization and formalization Diff 2 Page Ref 488 Topic What Is Organizational Structure Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Organizational Structure Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 2 A task that is subdivided into many separate jobs is considered to have A a high degree of departmentalization B a low degree of decentralization C a high degree of work specialization D a low degree of structure E a high degree of matrix structuring Answer C Explanation The term work specialization describes the degree to which activities in the organization are subdivided into separate jobs The essence of work specialization is to divide a job into a number of steps each completed by a separate individual In essence individuals specialize in doing part of an activity rather than the entirety Diff 3 Page Ref 488 Topic What Is Organizational Structure Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Work Specialization Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 1 Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc 3 Which of the following is not a benefit achieved from work specialization A decreased time in changing tasks B decreased training costs C increased investment in machinery D increased efficiency and productivity E decreased time in putting away tools Answer C Explanation With work specialization less time is spent in changing tasks putting away tools and equipment from a prior step and getting



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