The figure exhibits a functional structure that consists of the wide-ranging departments included in the federal government



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The figure exhibits a functional structure that consists of the wide-ranging departments included in the federal government. As seen, there are a lot of departments and branches, which undeniably results in the government’s slow pace and processes. The first reason behind this is communication. In functional structures, communication is highly formal. Each employee must report to their managers before making decisions, and the manager must then report to the top management. This process will lead to a slower pace in decision-making and progress since validation and recommendation from the administration are sought consistently. Additionally, all government departments and branches are interdependent. Lack of quick and timely communication between them may lead to slower progress since they do not readily have vital information necessary to address the public. Another reason the government moves at such a slow pace is because each change in the decisions of any branch or department in the government affects the other departments. For example, the issuance of executive orders, proclamations, and some administrative orders will affect the responsibilities of specific departments since they must follow the orders issued by those in positions of authority in the government.
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