How Do Organizational Functions Affect Organizational Structures?

The functions of an organization can impact its structure in many ways, opening up avenues for new styles of project management and direction depending on the tasks at hand. Creative tasks can cause an organization to shift to a more group-oriented and open-form atmosphere while direct tasks can shift things in the opposite direction, according to Continuing Professional Development.

Matrix organization involves the sharing of control over a project. A project which needs many voices and sources of input to succeed can cause organizations to adopt matrix tactics.

Projectised organization is total top-down control. When a project demands a single unifying voice and vision this is the structure managers turn to, reports Continuing Professional Development.