Henry Mintzberg’s Five Basic Configurations
Within the organizational structure approach, this work is based mainly on the typology of organizations offered by Henry Mintzberg. Actually, it is a proposal to supplement that classification, due to the new conditions that have come up nowadays for organizations, the new structural possibilities, and the new work coordination mechanisms. Therefore, this chapter has the main objective of commenting on the studies of that author, discussing, mostly, his classification for organizational structures. It is worth emphasizing that, despite several Henry Mintzberg’s ideas about structure being presented herein, the only aspects that were extracted from his work were those that could contribute to this book.