Running head: MANAGMENT STRUCTURES
Kristina M Spencer
February 11, 2011
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.
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
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