Advantages and disadvantages of divisional organisational structure?

Thomas Business and Industry Supervisor
Divisional structure: Divide the organization according to the type of work, region, product and so on. Large organization may break down into Rail, water, road and building division. Divisional structure divides the employees based on the product/customer segment/geographical location. For example, each division is responsible for certain product and has its own resources such as finance, marketing, equipments, maintenance..etc. Advantages this structures allows for flexibility and quick response to environmental changes. It also enhances innovation and differentioan strategies. Disadvantages: This structure results in duplication of resources because, for example we need to have equipment , for each division. Obviously, it does not support the exchange of knowledge between people working in the same profession because part of them are working in one division and the others are working in other divisions Divisional structure: Divide the organization according to the type of work, region, product and so on. Large organization may break down into Rail, water, road and building division. Divisional structure divides the employees based on the product/customer segment/geographical location. For example, each division is responsible for certain product and has its own resources such as finance, marketing, equipments, maintenance..etc. Advantages this structures allows for flexibility and quick response to environmental changes. It also enhances innovation and differentioan strategies. Disadvantages: This structure results in duplication of resources because, for example we need to have equipment , for each division. Obviously, it does not support the exchange of knowledge between people working in the same profession because part of them are working in one division and the others are working in other divisions