“Rhodes Industries” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, pp. 249)

1. What is Rhodes’ current structure? What advantages and disadvantages does this structure have? Review the theory and clearly indicate in your homework which of these pros/cons are typical of this type of structure, according to the theory. 

2. What type of structure is the so-called “Proposed Worldwide Business Manager Structure”? Use the theory to discuss its potential advantages and disadvantages. 

3. What type of structure is the so-called “Proposed Product Director Structure”? Use the theory to discussits potential advantages and disadvantages. 

4. Which of the two structures would be a better fit for Rhodes Industries? Is there another structure that could be a better fit than the two structures proposed by the consultant? Justify your response using the discussion of the previous questions.

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