5 Facts About Organic Organisational Structures For Projects
LAST UPDATED ON: 27TH AUGUST, 2019
Organic Organisational structures is an organisational structure that is used in an organisation where there are few employees working in such an organisation. In this type of organisation, workgroups are flexible in the sense that there are no departments in the organisation. Each of the employees works side by side.
In this type of organisational structure, the Project Manager’s authority is little to none. It is very unlikely for this type of organisational structure to have a Professional Project Manager due to financial constraints. The Business Owner might just pick any individual to manage the project.
Also, in organic organisational structures, the project manager’s role is part-time. He will have to perform his normal role and project management roles. He may not have a designated role or skill as a Project Manager. He may just be a Project Coordinator or Expediter.
Also, it is very likely there will be little or no resources to achieve project goals. They may not always have the required skills set needed to achieve project goals. It is very common to see an individual performing two or more roles in a project.
Furthermore, in organic or simple organisational structures, the project budget is always managed by the business owner. Since there are little or no departments in the organisation. Every of the finance of the project is always coordinated by the business owners.
Above all, in this type of organisational structure, there is little or no project administrative structure. The organisation does not have any team in place to manage project initiatives. Every project activities are being handled like a normal day to day business.
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