Chapter 2 highlighted the limitations as well as the advantages of the spider’s web organizational structure, so beloved by entrepreneurs. As an organization grows greater structure becomes vital. It creates order and allows coordination of complex tasks. There is no one ‘best’ structure and with too much structure comes the danger of bureaucracy. As we shall see in this chapter, the most appropriate structure depends on many factors including: The nature of the organization; The strategies it is employing; The tasks to be undertaken; The technology it uses; The cultures it wishes to encourage; The environment in which it operates; The size of the organization.
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