Implications of different organizational designs

Write a 4- to 5-page critique answering the questions below.  APA Formatting….  

Required Reading

Both of the following articles can be found in the Trident University Library

Puffer, S. (2004) Changing organizational structures: An interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Academy of Management Executive, 18(2).

The following article looks at changing organizational structures as open systems and the effect on managers.

Buhler, P. M. (2011). Changing organizational structures and their impact on managers. Supervision, 72(2), 24-26.

Case Assignment

Write a 4- to 5-page critique answering the questions below.

  1. An organization’s structure can have significant effects on its members. What might those effects be? Analyze the behavioral implications of different organizational designs and use at least three examples, Quicken Loans being one of them.
  2. Is it possible to generalize and say that a certain structure is better than others? That is, is there a structure that is superior in terms of its effects on its members?

Keys to the Assignment

The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered in your paper are:

  • Define the problem: Explain the relationship between organizational structure and human behaviors.
  • Analyze the cause: Analyze how specific organizational designs can elicit predictable attitudes and motivations. Be sure to use Quicken Loans as one of your examples (refer back to Module 1).
  • Propose a solution: Take a position on Question 2 and defend it with references to the concepts in the readings in this module and any previous modules that you find relevant. 

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