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3A. Vertical Management 1.0 Structure

  • 3A1. In VM 1.0, the primary structure is the vertical one.
    • 3A1i. The organization is divided up into vertical functions.
      • 3A1ia. A function is a vertical area composed of similar activities.
      • 3A1ib. A function is composed of a number of individuals who are performing similar tasks.
  • 3A2. The graphical representation of VM 1.0 structure is the organizational chart (also called the org chart).
    • 3A2i. Figure 3.1. Diagram of a generic org chart.
      vertical org chart showing leaders above professionals
    • 3A2ii. The organizational chart outlines the following:
      • 3A2iia. The organization’s functions.
      • 3A2iib. Which leader heads up each function. The boxes usually contain the titles of the positions followed by the names of the individuals who occupy the positions.
      • 3A2iic. The individuals who are connected to each function.
      • 3A2iid. The lines of authority within the organization. Solid lines show the relationships between bosses and subordinates.
  • 3A3. Premises of VM 1.0 Structure:
    • 3A3i. Premise #1: The individual is the primary unit of the structure.
    • 3A3ia. VM 1.0 structure is focused on the individual.
    • 3A3ib. Each box on the organizational chart shows the position of a single individual.
    • 3A3ii. Premise #2: You need authority to get the work done; therefore, work must happen within the functions because that’s where the lines of authority are.
      • 3A3iia. Goals must be decomposed and assigned to functions because the functions have the authority to execute the goals.