After reading Chapter 9 of Leonard and Trusty text answer the following questions
- How do you handle informal groups in the workplace? Answer this question by describing the organizing function of management.
- Discuss the impact of the informal organization and informal group leaders and how supervisors should deal with them.
- Explain the unity-of-command and the span-of-management principles and their applications.
- Justify how and why a supervisor should strive for the “ideal” organizational structure and work toward this objective.
- Compare and contrast departmentalization and alternative approaches for grouping activities and assigning work.
- List the major factors contributing to organizing effective meetings, especially the supervisor’s role.