As for so many things, it also applies to (organizational) structure, that there is not one that works ‘everywhere’.
It’s situational if certain structures are more or less effective.
There was a time when the traditional or “rake structure” was perfectly adequate for most of the organizations. Each did his/her thing according to the job description but with little or no insight into the whole of a process and even less in the importance of their output for the value chain.
The organizational structure is the way in which tasks are divided within an organization and the way in which coordination between sub-tasks has been established. It therefore has to do with the division of activities across departments and the tasks of the employees.
But how do you organize all that in a way that best fits your vision for the organization’s future?
Realize however that the future starts now. Will you be ready in time? Designing organisations is a process that’s not done overnight.
Nowadays you hear more and more about self-management, self-organization and other forms of autonomy for teams or even entire organizations. What is not always clear is how to fit this into the existing structure or how to transform to an effective and completely new structure.