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Century 2030-8

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organization Group of people working together in some concerted or coordinated effort to attain objectives.
organizing Grouping of activities necessary to attain common objectives and the assignment of each grouping to a manager who has authority necessary to supervise the people performing the activities.
informal organization Aggregate of the personal contacts and interactions and the associated groupings of people working within the formal organization.
empowerment Form of decentralization in which subordinates have authority to make decisions.
decentralization A great deal of authority is delegated to lower levels of management.
centralization Little authority is delegated to lower levels of management.
span of management Number of subordinates a manager can effectively manage; also called span of control.
scalar principle States that authority in the organization flows through the chain of managers one link at a time, ranging from the highest to the lowest ranks; also called the chain of command.
unity of command principle States that an employee should have one, and only one, immediate manager.
exception principle States that managers should concentrate on matters that diviate significantly from normal and let subordinates handle routine matters; also called management by exception.
parity princle States that authority and responsibility coincide.
authority Legitimate excercise of power; the right to issue directives and expend resources; related to power but narrower in scope.
responsibility Accountability for the attainment of objectives, the use of resources, and the adherence to organizational policy.
job depth Refers to the freedom of employees to plan and organize their own work, work at their own pace, and move around and communicate as desired.
job scope Refers to the number of different types of operations performed on the job.
power Ability to influence, command, or apply force.
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