What types of structural tension can occur in organizations?
How can managers ensure they are proactive in managing potential conflicts that might occur due to the way in which the organization is structured?
they have many different types of organisational structure such as tall and flat structures and centralization and decentralization structures and these refers to the division of labour as well as the patterns of coordination, communication, workflow and formal power that direct organisational activities (McShane et al, 2003). Also, all organisational structures divide labour into distinct tasks and coordinate that labour to accomplish common goals. The primary means of coordination are informal communication, formal hierarchy and standardization (McShane et al, 2003).
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