Ashford Mgt 330 Week 2 Assignment

Reflect on your reading for the week, specifically Analytical Exercise 8. Is another form of structural configuration better suited to multiproduct, multiservice companies? If not, is there a form of departmentalization for multiproduct, multiservice companies which wouldmatch somewhat the divisional structure configuration?"Explain how the following somewhat match each other: • functional structure with simple structure: They can somewhat match each other in that both areused by small business such as local restaurants and shops. Also with both structures highly trained professionals are required such as certified auto mechanics. • divisional structure with departmentalization by product: Typically this structure “is most effective when the organization selects the diversification strategy; that is, when the organization decides to become a multi-market or multi-product operation.” (Reilly, Minnick &, Baack, 2011, sec 3.5) They can somewhat match each other in that they both multi-product operations. Also

WEEK 2 DISCUSSION 1 Explain how the following somewhat match each other:•Functional Structure with Simple Structure : Simple Structure in used in most small businesses which have low number of levels and minimum departmentalization. For example: local restaurant, wine shop, Bicycle repair shop. All the workers communicate directly with the Owner. Therefore it has very few layers in the Organizational chart. This is prevalent in small start up companies where it is less complex and not much formalization, and has a dominant Strategic Apex. This means that mostly top managers have control on how theorganization runs. Functional Structure is also where the President of the organization will take decisions and they are subject to his/her judgement. It is most effective in small businesses with few products and with stable external environment. • Divisional Structure with Departmentalization by Product : Departmentalization by product refers to firms that have multiple products or services that are put under one Senior Manager. This is

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