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Instructions and Help about Where Form 2220 Organizations

Organizational structure businesses can be very complex organizations with many hundreds or thousands of people working in them in many different roles in order to manage their resources effectively businesses must have clear organizational structures in place organizational structures include the different relationships between people in an organization for example in some cases an employer might want to have a formal relationship between people in the organization or in others it might be more relaxed this happens in everyday life to think about any organization that you're a part of do you call the other people by their first names do you call them by their title what about the other members themselves do they call each other mrs. D dr. X or mr. M or do they refer to each other by their first names how do they refer to the person leading the organization different levels in a business are referred to as hierarchies a hierarchy occurs where people are given some sort of title or rank that signifies their importance in the organization all businesses have employees working at different levels of responsibility at the bottom a business depends on its operatives to produce the products or services team leaders often perform the day-to-day management role with operational managers setting direction and strategy for the business as a whole the number of employees in each level will depend on the business's organizational structure it is important to determine who takes responsibility for decision-making who reports to who and who to blame when things mess up or who gets the pat on the back if things go well there are three typical organizational structures they are known as hierarchical flat and matrix a hierarchical structure is typical in large companies where each level of employee reports upwards and each level has a narrow span of control the downside of this type of structure is that it can often lead to significantly slower communication and decision-making a flat organizational structure has much less levels of hierarchy and wider spans of control this means employees at each level can communicate with managers more easily and quickly however this usually means that workers take more responsibility for decision-making the benefits of this are that it may encourage a more dedicated and motivated workforce typically this type of structure is used in small businesses and startups a benefit of this structure is that it allows the business to change rapidly to respond to the market customer or competitors however this only applies if the staff are well trained and are actually capable of making the changes lastly a matrix structure gathers employees who hold the relevant expertise in order to help the business to meet its goals the people selected come from different levels and departments within the business the structure can be used in both hierarchical and flat organizations and are typically used for specific projects individual team members may come from different parts of the business regardless of their usual location in the hierarchy obviously once a project is over the matrix will be disbanded you

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