Let's bring structure back: A commentary

Judith A. Kolb

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In our desire to rid our corporations of excessive structure, we may have gone too far. Some elements of structure are essential if organizations, and teams working within these organizations, are to achieve their goals. This commentary provides an overview of two aspects of structure that are necessary in team-centered organizations: an internal facilitative structure appropriate for each team's specific needs and an organizational framework that supports teamwork in general. Managers and team leaders should be proactive in ensuring that essential structural components are in place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-465
Number of pages14
JournalManagement Communication Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management


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