Functional Structure of an Organization: Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

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What is a functional organizational structure?

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1. What is the reporting structure in a functional organizational structure?

2. Why would a company consider implementing a functional organizational structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of functional structure of an organization. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes a description of a functional structure of an organization as well as reasons why companies would want to institute a functional organizational structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of a functional organizational structure
  • Organizational structure's reporting composition
  • Reasons a company would implement a functional organizational structure
  • Functional organizational structure's advantages and disadvantages

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on functional structure of an organization
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about company structure in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding functional structure of an organization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about functional structure of an organization

Additional Learning

To learn more about business infrastructure, review the accompanying lesson Functional Structure of an Organization: Advantages, Disadvantages & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the term organizational structure
  • Map an example of a functional organizational structure
  • Tell three advantages and three disadvantages of a functional organizational structure
  • List two alternatives to a functional organizational structure
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