One of the disadvantages in a functional organizational is that in larger organizations, there could be a difference of communication and priority between each of the different departments. Especially since each department has different goals and timelines, and according to Dess et al., (2014, p. 314), the use of common terminology may also be different, and make for poor communication.
Please explain how a manager could improve communications between departments within a functional organizational structure without significantly disrupting the functionality of the organization or departments?
In any organization miss communication is one of the most common things occur which will lead to the lack of productivity. for example if the company with 10 employee the company Managing Director could easily solve it.
if the company with more the 1000 employee and their are more department the people just come to office and finish the task and leave they will report to functional manager of his or her own department. the employee wont answer to other department heads. so miss communication may happen from one department to another department if the output of the job is not as expected they will start complain on each department this is how miss communication of staff occurs.
To prevent this official mail system are used memo is given to the department which are located remotely for solving of the problem.if the problem is not sloved yet it sent to the vice person of the company
Manger in the company is the experience person in the function team his job is to maintain the flow of the company and resolve this kind of miss communication in the work enivronment. the manager might have already experience this problem and he know how to handle these problems.
manager might send mail,he may send a message to the higher authority,he may try to speak with the employee about the problem,he might find the root cause of the problem and eliminate it .