Systems are usually supported by a structure. The structure determine how functions are to be organised and the way and manner works should be carried out. Leaders typical structure work in any of the ways listed below.
a. Functional Structure: This happens when specific functions are pooled together under one united expert area and these are organised and managed independently. Examples of functional structure are Marketing, Communications, Human Capital
Management, Technical, Finance and Accounts, Procurement, Information Technology, etc.
b. Customer Structure: This is common in service based organisations where customers’ group based on their peculiarities are organised to help meet their needs. For instance in the case of utility companies, these can be grouped as industrial, commercial and residential customers with each group under its own leader.
c. Product Structure: Most manufacturing concerns organised their activities based on specific products and create their structure around this by naming
d. Geographic Structure: This happens in both product and service organisations whose activities cover geographic regions.