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Organizational Structure Organizational structure of Dimitri is more Mechanistic Mechanistic structure is characterized with tallness narrow spans specialization high centralization and high formalization It works well when an organizations environment is very stable and its technology is highly routine Organizational structure of Action should be more Organic Organic structure is characterized by flatness wider span fewer authority levels less specialization less formalization and decentralization It tends to work better when the environment is less stable and the technology is less routine I want to compare the two in the following aspects Division of labor They have different division of labor Dimitri is a Windsor-based small bakery business firm The job is relatively routine and highly repetitive So Dimitri needs high standardization to increase job efficiency and ensure its quality standards It implies that it needs less autonomy and more control Leakoss management matches it well Rotation among jobs not only matches the firm itself but also enriches jobs Action is a medium-sized brokerage firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate Its job design is more specialized than that of Dimitri such as accountant agent and broker The job is not routine so high standardization is not necessary It implies that it needs more autonomy and less control Paul and Harveys management doesnt match it for they do not like delegating authority to members of the sales staff regarding non-routine matters Departmentation Both the firms are functional departmentation It works best in small to medium-sized firms that offer relatively few product lines or services It matches well for Dimitri because its environment is more stable There is a production department a sales department two office workers plus the retail outlet Leakos handles all the staff functions of personnel planning and budgeting He needs to assign several managers to report to him In Action there are administrative department property management division residential department and commercial real estate division The disadvantages are this can lead to
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