The need for greater flexibility and rapid decision making has led to changes in the way organisations are structured. The very notion of structure, implying a fixed and relatively inflexible bureaucracy, is being challenged. To meet changing needs new organisational designs are being developed that aid co-ordination and allow flexibility in decision making and response. Furthermore, unlike those early organisations influenced by scientific management, today’s organisation is structured with the needs of people in mind. This means finding ways to engage and motivate employees, leading to enhanced satisfaction, loyalty and commitment.