• Unit 9: Organization Structure, Change, and the Future of Management

    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.

    One of management's most important responsibilities is to ensure a strong organizational structure. In this unit, you will explore in more detail the various aspects of organizational structure, including what happens when a structure changes. Such change can occur due to new developments in the marketplace, competitive factors, and/or the development of new theories of management.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.

    • 9.1: Organizational Structure and Management Principles

        • 9.1.1: Case Study: Toyota Struggles with Organizational Structure

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

        • 9.1.3: Contemporary Organizational Structures: Responding to Business Trends

      • 9.2: Managing Organizational Structure and Change

          • 9.2.1: Change Management and Resistance to Change

          • 9.2.2: Plan for Change or Expect to Fail – Changing Effectively

        • 9.3: Management in the Future

            • 9.3.1: The Future of Management

            • 9.3.2: The Future of Work

          • Unit 9 Assessment