Many businesses will prepare an organization chart to clarify structure and
to show employees where they fit into a firm's operations. Such is the case
with P G & E National Energy Group. Using the above web site, click on "organizational
charts" and answer the following questions:
To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end.
Grouping jobs into logical units by customer is called customer departmentalization.
The Dwight & Church Company, Inc. uses both customer and product departmentalization.
Use the above web site to answer the following questions about Church & Dwight:
A company's departmentalization can be ascertained by looking at its management
team, in particular, the vice-presidents. Use the above web site to answer the
In a matrix organization, teams are formed in which individuals report to two
or more managers. One manager usually has functional expertise, while the other
has more of a product or project orientation. Strategic Futures is a consulting
firm that assists companies with implementing and improving matrix organization
and management approaches. Click on "Matrix Management: Method, Not Magic" on
the above web site and answer the following question:
According to the article, what are some of the advantages of the matrix organization?
Intrapreneuring is the process of creating and maintaining the innovation and
flexibility of a small-business environment within the confines of a large organization.
At 3M, intrapreneuring is supported by encouraging experiments and discovery.
3M also has a 15 percent rule that allows employees to spend time with their
own experiments. Many of these experiments have resulted in many innovative
products and technologies. Use the above web site to answer the following questions: