MGT330 Week 2 - Discussion 1
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Structure for Conglomerates
Prior to entering this discussion, reflect on your reading for the week, specifically Analytical Exercise 8 found on the Summary page of Chapter 3 in your text. 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 would match somewhat the divisional structure configuration?
Explain how the following are similar:
- Functional structure with simple Provide two example companies, one for each structure.
- Divisional structure with departmentalization by product. Provide two example companies, one for each structure.
- Machine bureaucracy with centralized, mechanistic structure. Provide two example companies, one for each structure.
- Professional bureaucracy with decentralized, organic structure. Provide two example companies, one for each structure.
Support your claims with examples from required materials and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your initial post should be a minimum of 200 words.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. Provide any additional information or examples that you are aware of that may contribute to your classmates’ analyses. Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to add additional information about their responses in the initial response. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in the discussion. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7.