Is the term used to describe a company with a ‘unitary’ structure. It is characterized by grouping the organization's activities into functional departments (marketing, sales, finance, personnel, etc.), each of which contributes a specialist expertise to the overall operation. The U-form is considered an appropriate way of structuring an organization that has a relatively narrow range of products or services. The greater the diversity of the product range, the greater the need for divisionalization around specific products or around geographical areas. [See M-form.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.