• Unit 1: Organizational Structure and Management Principles

    For a company to be effective and profitable, a strong organizational structure must be in place. This structure provides a framework from which all goals are set and helps individuals and departments know where they fit within the company's organization. This unit will discuss the various approaches to organizational structure from hierarchy, centralization, departmentalization, and formalization to less traditional matrix, boundaryless, and learning organizational structures.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours. 

      • 1.1: Case Study: Toyota Struggles with Organizational Structure

      • 1.2: Coordinating Individuals Is a Big Part of Organizational Structure

      • 1.3: Contemporary Organizational Structures: Responding to Business Trends