Discussion: Organizational Structure

You and your team are finalizing your observations and analysis of Information Systems and are preparing your recommendations for change. You believe that a different organizational structure may be necessary in order for IS to be successful again. Given that IS is a large, multinational company organized in centralized department silos, you are considering several alternatives.

Discussion Prompt

What are the trade-offs in moving from a mechanistic to a organic organizational model?

Grading

Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
Submit your initial response 0 pts
No post made
2 pts
Post is either late or off-topic
5 pts
Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
5 pts
Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
No response to peers
2 pts
Responded to only one peer
5 pts
Responded to two peers
5 pts
Total: 10 pts