organizational structure

read to prepare yourselves for session 15

  1. 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
  2. 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?
  • do Choo's knowledge creation models make sense to us?

If the session will include an in-class exercise, it will be noted here.