Organizational Structure: Vertical, Horizontal, Enterprise & Functional


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What is the benefit of a flat company structure for strategy formulation?

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1. If a company is looking for a structure that develops specialists in human resources, marketing, and production, which of the following structures would be best?

2. Which type of structure might lead to employees trying to destroy the work of other employees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers a review of what you know about organizational structure, the different types and how to determine which is best for particular needs. You'll compare different structures as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to test what you know about:

  • The benefit of a flat company structure for strategy formulation
  • The type of structure that develops specialists in different areas
  • The structure that could lead to employees destroying each other's work
  • A situation in which a project structure is suitable

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the type of structure that is best if you need to develop specialists in different areas
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different structures of an organization
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about the best structure for companies that have a large range of complex products and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you want to take a closer look at this subject, look to the lesson, Organizational Structure: Vertical, Horizontal, Enterprise & Functional. This lesson offers deeper insight into:

  • What an organogram is
  • How small businesses start off
  • Characteristics of a tall company
  • The benefit of a flatter company
  • How functional and divisional structures are different
  • The purpose of a temporary structure