Design Organisation

Operating models


Combines representatives from specialties onto project or client teams.

This model operates well in unpredictable, dynamic environments and is often accompanied by decentralised decision-making.

Project Based


  • Allows quick decisions and reduced response time
  • Increases project control
  • Improves interfaces between departments
  • Uses human resources flexibly
  • Creates strong problem-solving or goal focus
  • Has clearly defined customers


  • Restricts movement of personnel among projects
  • Results in loss of control by top management
  • Limits vertical information flow

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