Organizations and Organizational Design

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Organization design provides tools to understand, design, and manage organizations more effectively, including issues such as how to adapt to a changing environment, cope with increasing size and complexity, manage internal conflict and coordination, and shape the right kind of culture to meet goals.


Question 1:

Define organizational design and explain how it impacts an organization’s effectiveness.

Question 2:

How can organizational design help a firm succeed in a changing environment and cope with increases in size and complexity?

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