The GM's Index of Terms

Current term

1 Structure

Level 1

  • 1. Structure
  • 2. Marketing and sales
  • 3. Operations
  • 4. Information
  • 5. Human resources
  • 6. Finance

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Structure

Definition

What fundamentally defines the organization: why it exists, what it does, who it serves, where it operates, how it functions, and who decides its course.

Similar Terms

  • Organizational structure
  • Operating structure
  • Business structure

3 Good Questions

  1. Why are we structured the way we are?
  2. How are our competitors structured differently?
  3. How would we reorganize if we were starting today?

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