Organizational Structure: Definition, Types & Examples


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A(n) _____ organizational structure has departments that focus on a specific business activity or purpose.

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1. Which of the following departments would exist in a functional organizational structure?

2. A(n) _____ organizational structure separates a company based on a product, service, or type of consumer.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll be assessed on your grasp of the different kinds of organizational structures. Answer questions on subjects that include a structure that has departments with specific business activity focuses and a type of department that would exist in this structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed:

  • Structure that organizes a company by products, consumer type and services
  • Example of a department in the above structure type
  • An organizational structure that would house a Large Household Equipment Sales Manager

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about organizational structures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an organizational structure that would be best-suited for a business with top executives and new product implementation
  • Making connections - use your understanding of organizational structures to recognize sample departments for each structure type

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson titled Organizational Structure: Definition, Types & Examples. You'll be covering the following important topics:

  • Importance of an organizational structure
  • Analysis of a hierarchical structure
  • The flat structure and how it works