Describes a company, the decision whether an experimental division established as relatively independent profit centers under one general manager. Data relevant to this decision include the company’s strategy, markets, products, current structure, size, and the perceptions and interests of the individual manager. Demonstrates how to influence both objective and subjective factors organizational design decisions.

Describes a company, the decision whether an experimental division established as relatively independent profit centers under one general manager. Data relevant to this decision include the company’s strategy, markets, products, current structure, size, and the perceptions and interests of the individual manager. Demonstrates how to influence both objective and subjective factors organizational design decisions.
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Robert G. Eccles
Source: Harvard Business School
17 pages.
Release date: 01 November 1980. Prod #: 481067-PDF-ENG
Progressive Corp. ‘s divisional decision (A) HBR case solution