ASSIGNMENT 4: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN
1. Explain everything you can, about the following organization chart:
2. Identify, from the following job posts, the different elements from Mintzerg Structure.
Prosegur security service at University (outsourced)
CEO assistant at Google
Production Manager at Google
Cafeteria service at University
Legal Advisory from Repsol
Financial analyst of Iberdrola CEO
3. FIXING WHAT’S BROKEN: HP’S STRUCTURAL CHALLENGE Best known for its printers, cameras, calculators and computers HP has had its share of organizing challenges over the years. Carly Fiorina, who was named CEO of HP in 1999 (a move that made news headlines because HP was now one of the first major US corporations to be headed by a woman) continued the company’s strategy of growing by acquiring businesses. Her most controversial acquisition was the $25 billion purchase of rival Compaq computers – a decision that was the beginning og the end for Fiorina. The combined companies experienced many problems (financial, cultural and structural) resulting in poor performance. Her differences with the company’s board of directors over the direction HP was going finally led to her firing in early February 2005. By the
end of March 2005, Mark Hurd, CEO of NCR, had been selected by the board as the new CEO of HP.
A few weeks after arriving at HP, Hurd began hearing complaints about the company’s sales force. At a retreat “with 25 top corporate customers, several of them told Mr. Hurd they didn’t know whom to call at HP because of the company’s confusing management layers”. He also heard the same complaints inside the organization. The company’s head of ...
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