As technology and the global environment have changed, so too have company structures to better organize and capture markets and customers. Review the learning activity concerning organizational structure and then address the Discussion topic 1 below.
Topic 1: Organization Structure
- Do some research on the Internet and explain what a flat organization structure refers to and then provide an example and explain why it is considered flat.
- Which type of organization will be around in the long term in your opinion? Which organization type (based on structural attributes) would you want to work for?
Topic 2: Cultural Dimensions
Reading on pages 163165 from Chapter 5 (Hofstedes Framework and the GLOBE Framework). Review these and do some research on the Internet. Then address the Discussion topic:
- For a company that has manufacturing facilities in the United States and in China, select two of the five value dimensions from Hofstedes Framework (from pages 163165 in Chapter 5), and compare/contrast these dimensions with how the United States facility would be run versus the one in China, based on these work-related values.