Chapter 16. Organizational Structures: A Simulation

Rudi E. Weber

Goals

  • To assist the participants in their efforts to understand the relationships between organizational structure, problem-solving performance, and organizational climate.

  • To provide participants with an opportunity to experience and explore these relationships in a simulated environment.

  • To encourage participants to examine the structures that prevail in their own work environments.

Group Size

At least two groups of eight members each. (The activity can be conducted with seven in a group, but it is preferable to have eight.)

Time Required

Approximately two hours to two hours and fifteen minutes.

Materials

  • One set of index cards for each group, one card per member. [If there are more than ...

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