2-3-2. Functional Structure

Click below to see an example of a functional structure

functional-structure

In that example the project is housed within the Production Department. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the functional structure.

Advantages

  • technological depth because the project is house dint he function area
  • suitable for repetitive stable environments

Drawbacks

lines of communication outside functional department slow because of functional siloing

lack of technological breadth – limited expertise outside functional area

project rarely given high priority because of normal functional responsibilities