Organizing Apple Inc

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ORGANIZING
Organizing is the process determining what the process to be done, how it will be done, and who is to do it., a manger who wants t Basically, a manager who wants to organize hoir or her department must address these issues: 1. Determine what is to be done

2. Assigning tasks
3. Decide how achieve coordination
4. Decide on a span of management
5. Decide how much authority you should designate
6. Draw an organization chart

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
Is the basic framework within which the manager and his subordinates operate. ORGANIZATION CHART
The purpose of organization chart:
1. To indicate to each employees area of responsibility and whom each reports. 2. To coordinate the division of work and to make those division clear. 3. To show work to be done.
4. To indicate line of promotion.

5 major aspect of an organization’s structure illustrated by the organization chart: 1. The division of work.
2. Manager and subordinates( who is whose boss)
3. The type of work be performed( nature of work)
4. The grouping of work segments
5. The level management.

THE OFFICIAL BOARD

TIMOTHY COOK
CEO

JOHN BROWET EDDY CUE SCOOT FORSTALL JONATHAN IVE SENIOR VP
IPHONE SOFTWARE
SENIOR VP
INTERIOR DESIGN
SENIOR VP
INTERNET SOFTWARE AND SERVICE
SENIOR VP
RETAIL

BOB MANSFIELD PETER OPENHEIRMER PHILIP W.SCHILLER BRUCE SEWELL JEFF WILLIAMS

ORGANIZATION’S CHAIN AND COMMAND

The solid line shows in the organizational chart shows work department and units is relation to each other ( The Operations department is in charge of Global Outsourcing and AppleCare; and Chief Financial Officer is in charge of Control). It also denotes the delegation of authority , which specifies who reports to whom.

SPAN OF CONTROL
CEO

SENIOR VP

GENERAL COUNSIL
SENIOR VP
INTERIOR DESIGN

SENIOR VP
MAC HARDWARE ENGINEERING
SENIOR VP
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICIER

SENIOR VP
MARKETING
SENIOR VP
OPERATIONS
OPERATIONS
SENIOR VP
IPHONE SOFTWARE
VP
INTERNET SOFTWARE AND SERVICE
SENIOR VP
RETAIL

DIRECTOR
IPAD

VP
EDUCATION
VP
SOFWARE MARKETING
VP
IPHONE & IPOD MARKETING
VP
IPAD MARKETING

1. 2.

Wide span of control
* Requires manager to supervise a large group of employees. * Advantages of wide span of control:
a) Less overhead cost of supervision
b) Prompt respond from employees
c) Better communication and coordination
d) Suitable for repetitive jobs or tasks
* Result in a flat organization structure based on above. * Similar task are performed repeatedly.

AUTHORITY
Manager apply authority by dividing it into line authority and staff authority.
LINE AUTHORITY
* Managers with line authority in an organization are those who directly responsible for achieving organizational goals. * Represented by a standard chain of command that starts with board of director and extends downwards through various level in a hierarchy to a point where the basic activities of an organization are carried out. * In Apple company, CEO have ability to influence others because of his position and he used legitimate power . * He also have the authority to give commands to certain subordinates.

STAFF AUTHORITY
* Authority that’s belong to individual or group in organization who provide varied types of services and advice to line managers. * The authority is based on expertise that usually involve advising line managers. * Example including :...
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