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head: Running MANAGMENT STRUCTURES Management Structures Kristina M Spencer HSM220 February 11, 2011 Melissa Ellison 1 MANAGMENT STRUCTURES 2 Management Structures Departmentalization The greatest advantage of have a program that is departmentalized is that this particular program has a special knowledge of a specific problem. When they have a main focus they can spend more time helping the client than trying to research many things and making the process longer. They know the issues of the targeted population inside and out. The disadvantage is that if a particular client has more than one need they may not be able to address each one. The clients may need to find several programs to help them. Matrix Organization As mentioned in the reading the advantage of having a matrix organization is that the employees have more than one person with the expertise and knowledge of the focused issues. The biggest disadvantage I see of this is that the employee may get confused as to which supervisor they are supposed to listen to if more than one has offered a solution. This can get confusing and cause may issues within the agency. The Project Team By having a project team the advantage would be that all of the work is not simply put onto a person, rather a whole team. The disadvantage here could become a major issue. By this I mean that if you have a team project and on part of the team is not doing their part or doing it in a timely manner it come slow even bring the whole process to a halt. The Collegial Model Having each person share management responsibilities is a great idea so that if something goes wrong it cannot be blamed on just one person. It also shows each person what it takes and how hard it can be plus gives them some responsibility. The disadvantage is if you have people MANAGMENT STRUCTURES 3 who are either not interested or too lenient or are too harsh. This can cause issues within the team and again slow the process. Each of these structures can affect the day to day routine of things. Whether it is slowing the process, causing issues between employees and even causes issues between management. If things cannot run smoothly it can bring an agency down. ... View Full Document

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