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Week 3 Discussion 1. Due Day 3. Please respond by clicking “Reply”.

Class,
Please read and respond to the following questions.

This week and chapter focuses on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of organization structure. We begin by covering basic principles of differentiation and integration.

Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. A. (2009). Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world (8th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Differentiation is the concept of an organization having many different tasks, skills and work methods. Integration is the concept of putting back together the differentiated work units for the final product.

What are the two main types of organizational structures? Briefly explain each.

Which type of structure do you feel is the most effective? Why?

How can organizations determine if they are structured in the most effective and efficient manner?