Video and Multimedia

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Matrix Structure

This video relates to Learning Objective 7-4.  Learn more on page 205.

This video describes matrix organizations, provides an example, and describes the advantages and disadvantages.

  1. How is the matrix departmentalization usually structured?
  2. What are some advantages and disadvantages of the matrix model?
  3. Can you name a few organizations that use the matrix model?



This video relates to Learning Objective 7-3.  Learn more on page 209.

This clip from the ABC World Report shows the “extraordinary impact” of Frederick Winslow Taylor.

  1. Frederick Taylor said that one machine can change work performance—the stopwatch.
  2. How can managers find ways to make their workplace more productive?
  3. Is there a chance that we may live and work by Taylorism?
  4. What ways can you see how Taylor organized functions?
  5. What are modern-day examples of how a company is organized by function, products, or services?



This video relates to Learning Objective 7-6.  Learn more on page 216.

This video explains why delegation is so critical to employee development and organizational success.

  1. Why delegate if you can do it yourself?
  2. How can you manage your time better by delegating?
  3. Selecting who to delegate is just as important as managing the delegating process.


Sheryl Sandberg

This video relates to Learning Objective 7-7.  Learn more on page 219.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk, “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders”

  1. What is the glass ceiling?
  2. How are women’s opportunities different than opportunities for men?
  3. Organizing and delegating is not related to gender. Do you agree?