select an organization and Diagram the formal structure of the organization. Identify the various management positions or titles on the chart and indicate the positions/jobs that would report to each. Identify the various management positions or titles on the chart and indicate the positions/jobs that would report to each.
SmartDraw.com (https://cloud.smartdraw.com/) provides free examples, though others are also available via Google. PowerPoint also has templates for organizational charts you can use.
Describe how work is divided (specialization and departmentalization), coordinated (chain of command and span of control), and controlled (centralization and formalization). Is the structure more mechanistic or organic?
Describe the informal structure of the organization. How does work actually get done?
How does the organization deal with the differentiation-integration issue?
Having completed this analysis, identify three strengths and three weaknesses of the organizational design.
If you could suggest one major improvement to the organizational design, what would it be?
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1.In your opinion, do the Gallup results fit your general expectations or constitute a surprise in some ways? Interpret the results of the Gallup survey in terms of your own experience, either to confirm or to question the results. Compare the Gallup results and your opinions with the McNamara categories.
2.The degree to which the Gallup results and the McNamara information tell you similar or dissimilar things about your organization.
3.Does the Gallup survey and the McNamara categories help improve your managerial understanding and/or skills? What can you infer from the results about how your organization’s culture fits or doesn’t fit with you? What (if anything) can you do to make your interaction with the culture more effective?
4.Provide your opinion on whether or not the above two sources help you understand the organization and how you cope with it. Do they accurately depict what is needed to analyze a company’s culture?