Assignment 1:—Structural Configurations for Organizations
Henry Mintzberg (1980) introduced a new way to explain structural configurations by “clustering various functions into groupings and showing their relative size and clout in response to different missions and external challenges” (Bolman & Deal, 2009, p. 78). Other authors offer different ways of looking at this topic.
Using the University online library resources, locate a minimum of four different scholarly sources that offer different approaches on structural configurations for organizations.
Complete the following:
Write your initial response in a minimum of 400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Thursday, January 9, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area.
Bolman, L., & Deal, T. (2009). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership(4th ed.). Jossey-Bass.
Helgesen, S. (1995). The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations. New York: Currency/Doubleday.
Mintzberg, H. (1980). Structure in 5’s: A synthesis of the research on organization design.Management Science, 26(3), 322–341.
Assignment 2: Home Depot Analysis
For this assignment, you will review an article describing a situation in which a business leader used a management approach that proved to be unsuccessful. You will write an analysis that covers the requirements listed in the directions below.
Review the following:
Using the University online library resources, locate at least 2 different scholarly sources on the topic.
Write a paper that covers the following:
Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least two scholarly sources in support. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
By Sunday, January 12, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
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