Analytical Exercise

Analytical Exercise

Reflect on your reading for the week, specifically Analytical Exercise 8. 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 somewhat match each other: 
• functional structure with simple structure
• divisional structure with departmentalization by product
• machine bureaucracy with centralized, mechanistic structure
• professional bureaucracy with decentralized, organic structure

 Classifying Structure

 Address the following questions and also provide the name of a company example of each structure with supporting rationale. 

            1.         What kinds of companies should employ the simple structure organizational configuration?

            2.         What kind of companies should use the machine bureaucracy form of structure?

            3.         What kinds of organizations should feature a professional bureaucracy form of structure?

            4.         What kinds of firms should use the divisional form of structure?

            5.         What types of organizations are best suited to the adhocracy form of structure? 
 

Case Study: Starbucks’ Structure

Review the case study:  Starbucks' Structure. 

Write a paper that answers the four case study questions listed below in narrative form using APA format. Provide supporting rationale into your responses to the case study questions. Infuse vocabulary learned from the course in your case study analysis. The case analysis should be three to four pages long, excluding title and reference pages, with at least two references.

            1.         Create a job description and job specification for a Starbucks employee. Do not simply copy and paste the job description from the Starbucks’ website or any other source. The Starbucks site can be utilized to view the different job requirements of employees, but the intent of the assignment is to apply job specification concepts from the book to this case. Cite any references.

            2.         What form of departmentalization should Starbucks use? Should the form be changed in stores offering food products and lunch? Why or why not?

            3.         When the company began to experience financial problems, should the leadership try to centralize power and decision-making or decentralize the operation?

            4.         What form of organizational configuration best fits Starbucks?
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