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Dell Inc. operates as a Zero Time Organization could also be called a Matrix organization. A Zero time organizational structure includes a holonic organizational structure where each part was in itself a complete whole with the authority to make decisions, and had the ability to function independently if necessary.

The best example of the concept of zero-management gaps at Dell was their cell manufacturing structure. When every individual on the cell had access to any information necessary to complete the assembly and delivery of the computer. They also had the authority to stop there line if there was a problem. Each cell was a whole within a whole.

Dell corp has 12 business divisions that were run like a business within a business. Each had employees they were responsible for and also to make decisions to the best service the customer. They also had an incentive system based on the overall performance of the company. The value of their organization are set up in a way that encourage employees to act in the best interest of the whole company. They do not tolerate individuals who strive for personal success at the expense of others.

Dell Corp is also a layered organization which consists of the technical level, the administration level, and the institutional level. This is why i think they are operating as a Matrix organization as well as a Zero Time Organization.

I think that this type of organizational structure works well for Dell as each department can work on its own with little to no supervision. They can make decisions on their own regarding their department. Also they will not be shut down if there are problems or issues with another…...

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