The optimal organizational structure integrates organizational goals, size, technology, and environment. When the structure is not aligned with organizational needs, the organization’s response to environmental change diminishes; decisions are delayed, overlooked, or poor; conflict results; and performance deteriorates. Organizational structure is an important tool through which managers can increase organizational efficiency. Reorganization occurs in response to changes in organizational goals, size, technology, or environment. Three organizational structures are commonly found.
- Name 3 of the varying organizational structures and describe each structure’s own advantages and disadvantages. Organizational structures are also susceptible to many influences.