Organizational Divisional Structure: Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

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Which of the following best describes a divisional organizational structure?

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1. Which one of the following companies was one of the first to use of a divisional structure?

2. What's another name for a divisional organizational structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on when this type of business is appropriate, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the pros and cons of an organization structured by division. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the best description of a divisional organizational structure as well as knowing one of the first companies to use such the structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of a divisional organizational structure
  • One of the first companies to use the structure
  • Another name for a divisional organizational structure
  • Advantages of a divisional structure
  • Disadvantages of such a structure

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding another name for a divisional organizational structure and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about one of the first companies to use the structure
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the advantages and disadvantages of a divisional structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about how these common types of businesses work, review the corresponding lesson on Organizational Divisional Structure Pros and Cons. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the organizational division structure is
  • Explain the characteristics of a multidivisional company like GM
  • Identify the advantages of structuring such a way
  • Describe what the detriments could entail from this model of business
  • Appreciate when costs might be increased in a business
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