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Management Chap 11

Robbins & Coulter 11th Edition

Team Structure an organizational structure in which the entire organization is made up of work teams
Matrix Structure an organizational structure that assigns specialists from different functional departments to work on one or more projects
Project Structure an organizational structure in which employees continuously work on projects
Boundaryless Organization an organization whose design is not defined by, or limited to, the horizontal, vertical, or external boundaries imposed by a predefined structure
Virtual Organization an organization that consists of a small core of full-time employees and outside specialists temporarily hired as needed to work on projects
Network Organization an organizaton that uses its own employees to do some work activities and networks of outside suppliers to provide other needed product components or work processes
Learning Organization an organization that has developed the capacity to continuously leanr, adapt and change
Cross-Functional Team a work team composed of individuals from various funtional specialties
Task Force( ad hoc committee) a temporary committee or team formed to tackle a specific short-term problem affecting several departments
Communities of Practice groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in that area by interacting on an ongoing basis
Open Innovation opening up the search for new ideas beyond the organizaton's boundaries and allowing innovations to easily transfer inward and outward
Strategic Partnerships collaborative relationships between two or more organizations in which they combine their resources and capabilities for some business purpose
Telecommuting a work arrangement in which employees work at home and are linked to the workplace by computer
Compressed Workweek a workweek where employees work longer hours per day but fewer days per week
Flextime (Flexible Work Hours) a scheduling system in which employees are required to work a specific number of hours a week but are free to vary those hours within certain limits
Job Sharing the practice of having two or more people split a full-time job
Contingent Workers temporary, freelance, or contract workers whose employment is contingent upon demand for their services
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