About Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure defines how the roles, power and responsibilities are assigned, controlled, and coordinated, and how information flows between the different levels of management. It was developed from the ancient times of hunters and collectors in tribal organizations through highly royal and clerical power structures to industrial structures and today’s post-industrial structures. It is the typically hierarchical arrangement of lines of authority, communications, rights and duties of an organization. Organizational structure is designed, job descriptions can be developed to not only meet an organizations goals, but allow for organizational and employee growth.