functional organization

functional organization
functional organization UK US noun HR
[C] an organization that has a structure in which employees are told what to do by those more senior than them: »

The management team recognizes it needs to evolve from a functional organization and encourage more decision-making at the operating levels.

[U] (also functional structure) the structure of an organization in which employees work in groups according to how senior they are, and are given tasks that match their particular skills: »

One of the advantages of this more organic understanding of business is that it looks for signs of functional organization within the dynamics of business activity.


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