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Chapter 2, Problem 4SAT
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In the ______ organizational structure, an individual has two reporting superiors.

  1. a. functional
  2. b. flat
  3. c. matrix
  4. d. team

Program Description Answer

In “matrix” organizational structure, an individual includes two reporting superiors.

Hence, the correct option is “C”.

Explanation of Solution

Matrix organizational structure:

  • It is a type of company structure in which the relations are represented as grid or matrix.
  • An employee has two relationships namely, functional manager and product manager.

Explanation for incorrect options:

Functional organizational structure:

  • It is a common type of structure in which the organization is divided into subparts depending on the specialized functional areas.
  • The functional areas are like Information Technology (IT), finance, marketing and many others.

Hence, the option “A” is wrong...

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