Functional org chart is a very common organizational structure that many companies follow, which is supposed to divide people into several departments according to peoples’ specialties and function they perform in the company. Persons with rich experience and profession would be appointed as department manager authorized to be totally responsible for department’s affair such as training, task allocating and promotion.
Each department has its own assignment and stays independently and functional manager is expected to report to top manager. Usually there is no project manager in this kind of organizational structure while some matrix org charts have project managers definitely. The functional org chart is suitable for companies which have daily operation work and standard procedures such as manufacturing and production industries. The figure bellow is an example of functional org chart.