A basic review of modern corporate organizational structures can offer an insight into the individual origins within the broad range of present day design of corporate management. Firstly, by examining the predominant organizational structures in the economy today, it is clear that the growth and diversity of modern business practice has been the developmental catalyst for these individual management processes and structures.
Bureaucracy has a clear and definitive hierarchical structure with the authoritative mandate and directives typically led from the top down from senior executive leadership groups to silos containing secondary managerial structures(ASHKENAS). A typical analogy of this organizational structure has been quoted as “the top rung of one ladder is the bottom rung of another”. Corporate operating procedures, methodologies, and policies and procedures are the foundation for a sustainable bureaucracy organizational system. A common example of this type of organizational structure would be large scale government as well as military organizations.
Simple is typified as a flat organization with a low degree of departmentalization. In contrast to a bureaucracy, the simple organization has a central authority usually an individual with broad reaching authoritative control and influence(TEXT). Typified by small personal businesses, there is seldom vertical integration of intermediate management. The highest authority communicates with the lowest levels of field services and front line staff. Common examples of this style of structure would be small personal businesses i.e. drycleaning, small independent grocery stores.(TEXT)
Matrix structure incorporates two distinct managerial pathways, the functional and the product. A managing lead focuses on business and fiscal related accountabilities and the practice lead which focuses on the technical products and the task oriented deliverables (KNIGHT). This is one of the most...