The harmonica effect of recurring cycles from centralisation to decentralisation and back again is an effect of which key trade-off?

(A) Agreeableness vs Responsiveness

(B) Responsiveness vs Coordination

(C) Efficiency vs Coordination

(D) None of the above

Explanation

The harmonica effect of recurring cycles from centralisation to decentralisation and back again is an effect of the Responsiveness vs Coordination trade-off. This is because it is not possible to focus on increasing the coordination in the organisation during centralisation and it is not possible to be responsive to every need of the members of the organisation, especially during decentralisation.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Recall organisational structure exercise from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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