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[u02a2] Unit 2 Assignment 2, Structural Design Paper

Use your Designing Organizations text to complete the following:

Read Chapter 3, “Single-Business Strategy and Functional Organization,” pages 57–88.
Read Chapter 4, “Designing the Lateral Organization,” pages 89–106.
Remember, your e-books are available for reading via VitalSource Bookshelf. You can access Bookshelf from the left Course Tools menu or via the optional downloaded application.

Library Guide
You will be required to search the Capella University Library for completing some of the assignments in this course. Review the following library guide, which has been created to assist you with using the Capella library for research:

Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance Library Guide.

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

Distinguish a functional organization structure from other organization structural types.
Explain the significance and application of lateral coordination processes within organizations.
Apply common modern organizational structures, including functional, matrix, network, and virtual structures.

Structural Design Paper
Website icon Structural Design Paper Scoring Guide.
Website icon APA Style and Format.
Website icon Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance Library Guide.
Modern organizations can take on many different types of design. The days of the traditional functional organization are rapidly giving way to project-based matrix, networked, and even virtual designs. This assignment asks you to explore four types of organizational structure. You will delve deeper into one of them by explaining how it can be used in an organization to attain high performance. Completing this paper will help you see how structure is determined by strategy in the quest for high performance.

To prepare for this assessment, use the Capella library to research each of the following designs:

Functional organization.
Matrix organization.
Networked organization.
Virtual organization.
You will find that the Capella library contains a vast number of articles on each of these organization designs. Use the Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance Library Guide (given in the resources) for doing the library research.

In a 2–3-page paper:

Define each of the four designs listed above and then identify a real-world organization example for each.
Choose one of the organizational designs from the four and describe how you would use that design to create an organizational structure that would lead to high performance.
Submission Requirements
Your paper should meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA format: Resources and citations should be in current APA format. Be sure to include title and reference pages.
Length: 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages.
Font and font size: arial, 11 point.

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New Business Realities of the Twenty­First Century
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Five Driving Forces
Driving Forces Shaping Business
and Society
Twentieth Century (Business
Twenty­First Century (Business
1. Knowledge – Primary Source
of Wealth
Industrial Capital Intellectual Capital
2. E­Business Systems – The New
Managing Tangible Assets Managing Information Assets
3. Net Communications – New
Management Control and Mass
Market Persuasion
Enabling Networked Communities
of Practice
4. System Dynamics –
Transformative Change
Planned Stability and
System Dynamics of Continuous
5. Social­Cultural Expectations –
New Stakeholders
Material Value Transactions Meaningful Value Relationships
1. Knowledge – Primary Source of Wealth.
Knowledge, as the intangible asset of intellectual capital , has now become the primary source of wealth
and power in business and society in general. This mostly displaces the tangible assets industrial capital
of plant, equipment, energy,and financial capital. Business management and leadership must be rethought
to account for the different and surprising characteristics of knowledge, the new primary capital.
2. E­ Business Systems – The New Infrastructure.
Electronic business systems are the new primary infrastructure of networked organizations. These new
electronic infrastructure systems both replace and leverage the traditional physical infrastructure of
business, such as warehouses, central offices, paper­based transactions, and other material business
3. Net Communications – New Communities.
Extensive networked communications in business and society are enabling new forms of community.
Conversations in the new networked communication media of e­mail, chat, voice, and visual media are
changing both the messages and the messengers in the newly formed communities and communications.
4. System Dynamics – Transformative Change.
New system dynamics are at work in the economy—everything is speeded up. Now change is faster,
unrelenting, and more transformative than at any time in history. In addition, a new understanding of the
process of change is emerging as the new sciences of chaos and complexity develop. Business and society
need to be rethought in terms of rapid transformative change, using the new insights of the hidden order in
the chaos of complex, adaptive, and dynamic systems.
4/11/2017 New Business Realities of the Twenty­First Century

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