Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

6.1 Articulate the meaning and importance of organizational structure.
6.2 Differentiate between high and low levels of organizational design dimensions.
6.3 Describe the five elements of organizational structure identified by Mintzberg.
6.4 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of functional, product, geographic, and matrix organizational structures.
6.5 List the major objectives of the three levels of management and provide examples of typical job titles.
6.6 Describe the five properties of jobs in job characteristics theory.