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Different kinds of organizational structures

An organizational structure is the characteristics of the enterprise which consists relationships, coordination, task allocations and control mechanisms between processes, workforce and management, and designs how assets and resources are distributed, assigned and used in the alignment with organization’s strategy and goals.

There are three major types of organizational structure: functional, matrix (strong, balanced, or weak) and projectized.

In functional organization an employee reports to only one direct manager. This organization has a fairly strict hierarchy of responsibility. Individual jobs are the focal point. Each employee is placed to a particular department, based on skill and qualification matching. This leads to good operational efficiency within the department. Chain of command is stable and linear. However communication among departments can be slow and cumbersome. Project manager is a part-time or seasonal (i.e. very little) role, and does have little or no authorit…

In the search of joy of work (4 minutes oral presentation)

More I was thinking of the topic of the presentation more Iwas becoming puzzled what topic to choose. Among number of things which veryimportant for me are happiness, family, friends, god, health, luck, joy oflife, and work, work which I would really like to perform. And today I willtalk about work, since most of us spendmost of our conscious time working, and YOU AGREE that job takes huge amount ofour lives, right? I am working in software engineering field for a long time.I liked to explore the internet in its late 90s, when it was very young, Iloved to transform new interesting designs and projects into reality, loved tobe involved into mass media projects, when thousands of people started torecognize my work and sometimes my name. However, after a while I started to get bored. Life ofprogramming became not pleasant any more, and going to the office every daybecame a torture. I asked question to myself: what do I do? Coding andprogramming. How do I feel? I feel like I am stuck with t…