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Comparison of Approaches to Teamwork

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  The organizational structure of Safe Mint is highly bureaucratic in nature where there are highly organized departments which are rigid, the communication – highly formal and the organization – less flexible; whereas the organizational structure in DSL is informal, where there are no fixed departments, no hierarchies, the communication is free-flowing and highly informal in nature and the employees have the freedom to interact with their superiors anytime and anywhere they want.   Organizational Design: The organizational design of Safe Mint is that of Classical or Machine Bureaucracy where there is division of labor which is based on clearly defined job roles and routine tasks; a well-defined hierarchy comprising of a formal hierarchical structure where there is a lower office which is under supervision and control of manager having a higher authority and designation; the existence of formalized rules and policies, detailed and specific job descriptions implemented to ensure uniformity; highly centralized work culture where decision making is reserved for the top management and employees have very little or no control in decision-making processes.   DSL, on the other hand, has a free form design where there are no fixed departments, the employees are in charge of their own activities, they are not supervised and in fact, work on self-governed self-administered policy whereby they are afforded the liberty of making their own decisions as well as accepting responsibilities for the same.

The work culture is open and flexible and the communication channels are highly informal in nature where employees at all levels are free to communicate with their absolute seniors anytime they feel necessary.   4. Comparison of Cultures  The performance of organizations is strongly associated with the organizational culture as can be seen in the two cases discussed below.

The organizational culture in Safe Mint is hierarchical which is largely similar to the bureaucratic organizational structures which are defined by stability and control. The emphasis is laid on following the predefined patterns and rules with regard to authority and decision making. There is a clear demarcation between the job roles of that of employees and their superiors.    

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