Organization structures

One of the most common ways of thinking about the architecture of enterprise is the organization chart. Everyone is interested in the “org chart” because it lays out in a clear and simple way many of the important functional specializations and power relationships in the enterprise. This not a stable architecture, because the chart itself and incumbent responsibilities of groups and individuals is in a constant state of flux in most enterprises. However, no one who is interested in the social architecture of a particular enterprise should ignore the evolving versions of the org chart.

•    Elements: organization, manager, reporting relationship
•    Types: hierarchy, matrix
•    Sociality: The social aspects of the organization chart are limited to a power reporting structure