I. Analysis of Current Organization Structure
II. Restructuring and explanation
A. The Current Structure
The original structure of Gardner Co. was a Functional structure and so was the structure of Carey Manufacturing before the aquisition. After the aquisition of Carey by Gardner, the two structures were conjoined in a rather ambiguous form of what can only be described as a 'Double functional structure'. Gardener could have executed a complete integration by merging the functions of Carey into Gardner's. However, due to geographic limitations and Gardner's respect to the experience and job expertise of the Carey plant workers, all the managers retained their positions maintaining a certain level of autonomy and power.
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