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COMPANY STRUCTURE

VIEWS: 6 PAGES: 15

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“An activity or art where those who have not
  yet succeeded and those who have
  proved unsuccessful are led by those who
  have not yet failed.”
             Management
“An activity or art where those who have not
  yet succeeded and those who have
  proved unsuccessful are led by those who
  have not yet failed.”

                Paulsson Freckner, 1985
→ HW check: MK, p 16
            Handout
       People involved in
       corporate structure

• shareholders

• management

• workforce
           Management:


• Top / senior /upper management

• Middle management

• Lower management
                Workforce:
          employees /staff / personnel /
           human resources / labour

senior staff     ≠     junior staff
higher-positioned ≠       lower-positioned
superiors        ≠     subordinates

Mary is Kate’s superior.
Kate is Mary’s subordinate.
 Managers plan, organize, integrate,
  measure & develop (P. Drucker, 1977)

• RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY

• DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

• ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS

→ MK, p 20 1b
→ 1C READ THE TEXT (MK, p 21-22)
& MATCH HEADINGS TO PARAGRAPHS
 - STAFF POSITION
 –   DISADVANTAGES OF THE FUNCTIONAL
     ORGANIZATION
 –   HIERARCHICAL / LINE STRUCTURE
 –   TEAMS
 –   THE MATRIX STRUCTURE
 –   AUTONOMOUS DIVISIONS /
     DECENTRALIZATION
 –   SIMULATED DECENTRALIZATION
 –   FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION
 HW:
 → Summarize the text! Use the grid in R, p. 35
          Vocabulary focus:


DIVISION OF RESPONSIBLITIES
What are you responsible for?

What are you in charge of?

What are your responsibilities?
        Chain of command
        and line authority
Useful vocabulary:   superiors & subordinates


Who is your superior?
Who do you report to?
Who are you responsible to?
Who are you accountable to?
Who are you subordinated to?
Who do you receive instructions from?
• Who can appoint you?
          promote
          remove
          dismiss

• Who reports to you?
  Who is accountable to you?
  Who do you give instructions?

  – Line organization   vs. Staff organization
    Line positions          Staff position
 (Assistant Manager)      (Assistant to the Manager)
           DELEGATION
Are responsibilities delegated?

Centralised decision-making
 vs.
Decentralised decision-making
   ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS
The company     consists of…
                is composed of…
                is divided into…
                is made up of…
                contains ...
                includes …
…departments (function-based: production dept.),
divisions (product/market-based: Food division,
                                  Asian division),
sectors, sections, business units, arms…
    COMPANY DEPARTMENTS
•   PRODUCTION         • RESEARCH &
•   CUSTOMER SERVICE     DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
•   ADVERTISING        • MAINTENANCE
•   LEGAL              • DISTRIBUTION
•   ACCOUNTS           • QUALITY CONTROL
•   PERSONNEL (HR)     • INFORMATION
•   MARKETING            TECHNOLOGY (IT) etc.
•   FINANCE
                        …deals with
•   PUBLIC RELATIONS
                        …is in charge of
    (PR)
                        …is responsible for
  WHICH COMPANY DEPARTMENT IS IN
  CHARGE OF…?

• money paid, received, borrowed, or owed
• promoting, selling and distributing products or
  services of its company
• discovering new knowledge about products, to
  create new and improved products
• recruiting new staff & administrative aspects of
  the employees
• legal advice to other departments in the
  company
• actual construction and preparation of products
                    HW
• Don’t forget to summarize the text on
  company structures using the grid (R, p 35)

• Work on your business plan. Include
  information on your company
  management and staff, as well as on the
  structure of your company (no need to
  submit it in this phase, just do it!)

								
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