Week 13, Monday Lecture Outline

The Function of Organizational Structure

Week 13, Monday

Psychology 360


The problem of sense-making

Bounded rationality

Structure as a Solution

Shape: Tall vs. flat

Tall shape
Flat shape
Form: Product vs function

Product form
Functional form
Centralization: Mechanistic vs organic

Ford: A Case of Re-structuring

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