What Is a Flat Structure in an Organization? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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What terms are used to characterize an organizational structure?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a flat organizational structure?

2. Which is NOT an advantage of a flat organizational structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on concepts related to a flat organizational structure. For the quiz, you'll need to know the characteristics of a flat organizational structure and advantages and disadvantages of this type of structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of organizational structure
  • Qualities of a flat organizational structure
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a flat organizational structure
  • Findings of the study, 'Effects of Flat and Tall Organization Structure'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related flat organizational structure lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of organizational structures in different contexts
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as tall organizational structure and flat organizational structure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about organizational structure

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, 'What is a Flat Structure in an Organization? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages.' The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define structure, span of control, and layers as they pertain to organizational structure
  • Describe flat organizational structure
  • Learn advantages and disadvantages of a flat organizational structure
  • Identify the findings of the 1969 Carzo and Yanouzas study on organizational structure