Asked by Jalyn Lankford on May 16, 2024



Compare and contrast the four types of organizational structures discussed in the textbook.

Organizational Structures

are systems outlining how activities are directed in order to achieve the goals of an organization, including rules, roles, and responsibilities.

  • Familiarize oneself with the different models of organizational structures and their inherent qualities.

Verified Answer

Sushan Thapa

May 19, 2024

Final Answer :
Simple structures are more common in small organizations where there is one central authority figure, usually a business owner, who tends to make the decisions. Functional structures group employees, according to the tasks they perform for the organization, such as marketing, finance, and human resources. The divisional structure--sometimes called multidivisional structure--groups employees by products and services, by geographic regions, or by customers. The matrix structure is an organizational structure that combines both functional and divisional departmentalization, with dual lines of authority.