steep hierarchy with lots of levels and strict reporting relations
broad hierarchy with a few levels of reporting and a looser reporting structure
network with group authority, purpose driven reporting and structure
Each structure provides a unique style of setting policy and accomplishing goals and projects.
Reflect on the following with regard to each structure.
How are key stakeholders identified?
How does the structure effect how policy is set and used by that structure?
How does the structure affect the individual stakeholder's goals and objectives?
When proposing an IT project, how does the structure affect the approval process?