The World Bank defines a hybrid organizational structure as one in which more than one organizational design is used. This allows a company more flexibility in distributing work and assigning job roles. It can be especially beneficial in small business, where there are fewer employees to manage daily operations.
- Alignment of corporate and divisional goals.
- Functional expertise and efficiency.
- Adaptability and flexibility in divisions.
- Conflicts between corporate departments and units.
- Excessive administration overhead.
- Slow response to exceptional situations.
Used in organisations that face considerable environmental uncertainty that can be met through a divisional structure and that also required functional expertise or efficiency