way an organization is structured depends on its type and size. A science museum
will have different buildings, internal departments, and workplaces to an
aircraft factory and they will both be different to a university campus or a
organizations, such as supermarkets, may rely heavily on a physical presence
with recognizable buildings. Other organizations may require virtually no
physical presence at all, as with a firm of consultants employing staff working
‘Structure’ impacts the individual in terms of where they commute to; their
department, job, and workplace; and to whom they report.
organization is also part of an environment of other groups, agencies, partners
and competitors, which we collectively call the external infrastructure.
The six elements of Structure