Which of the following organisation structures is most unlikely to be suitable for your organisation?

(A) A global functional structure by teaching area, with local principals there for regulatory purposes, local coordination and adaptation, and directing local support functions, but with no direct hiring or supervisory responsibilities over the teaching staff who report into their global function

(B) A divisional structure by country with a centralized, global training center for training new teachers in the specific teaching method of their subject area

(C) A divisional structure by country with an overlay of dotted line teaching method support functions for each of the main subject areas that coordinate training and continued teaching method development

(D) A matrix structure in which teachers report both to their local principal, as well as the global head of their particular subject area

Explanation

The most unsuitable structure for your organisation is the one in which a global functional structure by teaching area is used with local principals and staff but there is no one to supervise or directly hire the local teachers.

In this case, there should be either a local or global supervisor that the staff needs to report to and this will increase the efficiency of the organisation.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Weekly Quiz 3 section from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the quiz answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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