Many teams operate within the context of a complex organization, and thus it is important to consider structures that enhance communication.
We live in an ever-changing world, which is why it’s important to change organizational structure regularly. Implementing the concepts of generalizing specialist, wide job titles and informal leadership, greatly improves organizational adaptability.
Team boundaries need to be monitored carefully because people can’t identify with a team if membership is unclear or unstable. Various research studies seem to indicate that between three to seven people is a good team size.
Teams can be organized as either functional or cross-functional units, with the latter being the most obvious choice for optimal communication, although exceptions may exist.
Communication between teams happens either via managers or via the teams themselves, however, the latter is usually preferred.