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Acme is made up of five key departments they include purchasing drafting productions industrial engineering and mechanical engineering Omega on the other hand is made up of four key departments mechanical engineering electrical engineering industrial engineering and drafting Both are similarThese departments play an instrumental role in the success of both companies It is evident that Acme operates under a mechanistic structure whereas Omega operates under a more decentralized organic structure It can be stated that in regards of complexity both organizations have a moderate number of sectors and operate at a low level of environment complexity In order to fully understand the organization environment of the firms we must also define the levels of stability In this particular case it is evident that both firms operate in an unstable environment The electronic market is unpredictable at best and little planning can be done to predict the changes in the market In the case the demand for the memory units was unexpected by both firms In this particular case the demand for memory chips by the photocopier firm was an unpredictable event This created an unstable environment for both firmsIt can be concluded that Omega being simple and unstable is operating at high-moderate levels of uncertainty Acme on the other-hand is more complex but is also unstable They are operating at low-moderate levels of uncertainty The environment is the source of scarce and valued resources essential to organizational survival Both Acme and Omega rely heavily upon environmental resources They are extremely resource dependant as they acquire their essential materials from external sources external environment The success of the firms is directly related to how quickly and easily they can obtain their resources In this case both Acme and Omega had to delay their shipment of prototypes memory chips to the photocopier firm due to the delay of the external materials needed to produce the chips This clearly indicates the resource dependence of both firmsBoth Acme
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