Structures in an organisation


For many people an organisation is equivalent to structure. However, a structure comprises the allocation of tasks, responsibilities and powers and the compensation for these. Since there is no ideal structure, and every structure solves a number of 'problems' but at the same time also creates new ones, the structure which is chosen and implemented will always be a temporary solution.

We identify:
  1. A simple structure, whereby everyone has all sorts of tasks and performs them as they see fit;
  2. An organisation which has a line structure with supporting central departments;
  3. An organisation whereby the many projects create a matrix structure;
  4. An organisation which forms part of a large network.
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These four words shape the compass as follows:

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