Organic Organizational Structure: Definition & Examples


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Which two theorists developed the idea of an organic organization?

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1. Which of the following are the characteristics of an ideal organic organization?

2. What type of organization is on the other side of the continuum from an organic organization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An organic organizational structure is known to demonstrate flexibility. This quiz will ask you more details about this idea, its beginning and its characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Two theorists behind organic organization
  • Characteristics of an organic organization
  • Antithesis of an organic organization
  • Example of an organic organization
  • Makeup of a mechanistic organization

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of an organic organization and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the two theorists behind organic organization
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mechanistic and organic organization

Additional Learning

To understand a little more why a company like Google has succeeded, review the corresponding lesson called Organic Organizational Structure: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the relationship between a company's structure and management
  • Appreciate the benefits that can arise from being more flexible in business
  • Learn how organizations relate to the environment