Finding the organizational structure that works best is critical as using the wrong structure can result in poor communication, failed goals, and other problems. The most commonly used organizational structure models are the functional, divisional and matrix structures. Functional structure works by grouping together similar or related occupational specialties. Divisional structure groups together by the outputs of the occupations. In this structure, the prime advantage is that each division can be held accountable for the performance and thereby enabling better control. A combination of the two forms the matrix structure.
The organizational structure at present is more of a functional structure. The inefficient method employed by the coach and the inability of the assistant coaches to implement their strategies, and the arrogant, egoistic attitude of one of the team captains has resulted in efficiency. Employing a divisional organizational structure where individual responsibilities are clearly defined and every individual is held accountable for the team performance could help achieve a turnaround the performance.
The University of IOWA classifies leadership into broadly three categories: the autocratic, democratic and the Laissez-faire styles. Good leadership is all about putting the right set of leadership styles into action in the right amount at the right time. The Autocratic style of leadership is a “my way or the highway” kind of leadership where the leader dominates. Laissez-faire is a laid back kind of style where the leader lets the team members make their own decisions. This kind of leadership has been proven to be most ineffective. The Democratic leadership style is a participative kind where the leader sets his goals and also takes in the valuable inputs from other team members and employs the action that is most effective. The democratic leadership style is the most effective style where everybody is given importance.