organizational structure

Ask yourself why a talk on design relates to a topic on organizational structure

But Mintzberg is something we need to read to talk about it today

Mintzberg, H. (1979). The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Chapter 2, Five basic parts of the organization, pages 18-21 only

You don't have to read this unless you wish to, but we might touch upon them in conversation

Choo, C. W. (2006). The knowing organization: How organizations use information to construct meaning, create knowledge, and make decisions. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chapter 1, "The Knowing Organization: A Holistic View of How Organizations Use Information." 1-28

things we'll talk about

  • we'll review Mintzberg's five basic parts of an organization
  • how can we apply this to our personal experiences within organizations?
  • can we place ourselves in this model?