Discussion and Journal post

1)  Discussion Post

Find actual examples of both centralized and decentralized organizational structures. Compare and contrast the advantages (and disadvantages) of decision making in each. Create a specific scenario that would be most effective under each setting. That is, identify a decision that would be most appropriate under a centralized organizational structure, and a separate decision that is ideally suited for a decentralized organizational structure.

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Make sure all are minimum of 150 words. APA formatting is required along with scholarly sources.

2) Journal Post

November 17, 2015: An article on TechRadar.com questions how outsourcing affects small business. Have students read the article at http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/should-your-small-business-outsource-it–1309130

Answer the following class discussion questions:

(1) What are the important factors leading an SMB to outsource?

(2) What factors would lead an SMB to insource?

(3) What is a hybrid strategy and how would you determine the tasks to outsource or insource?

Make sure all are minimum of 150 words. APA formatting is required along with scholarly sources.

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