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Owen gilbride MPO Lo4 11/11/2018 1. Identify, illustrate and describe the type of structure that best describes the organisation, CG Chocolates. CG chocolates uses a functional structure in their organisation. A functional structure is when an organisation is divided into smaller groups based on specialized functions just as marketing, IT and finance see this CG chocolate as the organisation in separated into two functional departments just as financial department that was ran by jack Ridgewell and they also have a sale department that is ran by jimmy Mulvenie these functional departments are ran by two different people but they both have to report to the same person that is Charlie as he has authority over everyone as he the owner of the business. Advantages of using this functional structure is that it groups together people of the similar skill set to work on their specialist subject in essence makes the business more efficient and well lead to a better work force and a better production level to the business and also this bring more dependable level for department to successfully complete tasks at a high level and on time on the other note a disadvantages to this structure is that may bring unhealthy level of competition between employees and departments this could lead to a us and them mentality that is bad for the overall running of the organisation. CG chocolate is shaped like a pyramid and at the top is Charlie who has authority over everyone in the organisation and below him are the different functional departments and they have authority over they employees in each of their department you can see a line running from the top of the pyramid to the bottom of it in the diagram below: (colours of words represent what they mean on the diagram) Key: Line , Lateral, Functional Gc chocolate Charlie Founder /owner Jack ridgewall (finance manager)
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Owen gilbride MPO Lo4 11/11/2018 2. Suggest and Describe an alternative form of structure that would be more appropriate for the newly merged organisation. A new organisational structure that the newly merged joy of chocolate can use is a geographical structure. This is where there the organisation has more than one key location in different regions of a country or in a completely different country all together and each location have, they own set of functional departments for the relevant location. In the example joy of chocolate have
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