We are looking at what is the best operational structure for our organisation - a mid-sized water distributor and wastewater processing utility (100,000 connections).
We are considering two different structures - one aligned by function (where teams are created by what they do IE Planning team, maintenance team, operation team, constructionteam ) and one aligned to product (where all team members sit together based on the product they specialise in IE wastewater planning, Wastewater maintenance, Wastewater Operation and Wastewater construction would all be one team, seperate from water planning, water maintenance, water Operation and water construction team).
The functional structure is pretty common so I am interested to hear from anyone who works or has worked in a product structure. I am looking for the advantages and disadvantages of structuring this way. Any help/advice/thoughts/experiences would be greatly appreciated and welcomed!!