understand Organizational Structures, their relationship to strategy, and their
impact on organizational performance, we need to understand some of the basic
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at a specific framework galbraith
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assignment is as follows:
has hired you and your team as consultants to help them review their
Organizational Structure. They want you to look at their current strategy and
organizational structure (reporting lines, responsibilities, strategic
objectives, etc.) and tell them…
does their strategy say about the products or services to be provided, the
markets to be served, the value to be offered to the customer, and their
sources of competitive advantage (if any)?
aligned is their structure with the strategy outlined in (1) above.
departments arranged in the proper manner which allows them to achieve their
they have the right levels of centralization/decentralization?
what changes would you recommend to their structure and why?
to see your analysis and final recommendations with explanations.
assignment is to be handed in as a team exercise and evaluation will depend on
the quality of work as well as on the class discussion.