2-3-2. Functional Structure

Click below to see an example of a functional structure


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


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


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