Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Address the following questions and also provide the name of a company example of each structure with supporting rationale. Reply substantively to two other learners. What kinds of companies should employ the simple structure organizational configuration? What kind of companies should use the machine bureaucracy form of structure? What kinds of organizations should feature a professional bureaucracy form of structure? What kinds of firms should use the divisional form of structure? What types of organizations are best suited to the adhocracy form of structure?
Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates’ posts.