The structure of an organization can have a lot to do with whether employees feel valued and important. This, in turn, affects their motivation and their desire to work and be productive.
If employees work in a firm that has a very strict and hierarchical structure, they may not feel very important. They may feel that they are simply cogs in a machine who work blindly and mindlessly. This will lower their motivation and make them less likely to be productive. By contrast, employees in an organization with a more open structure may feel as though their input is important. They may also feel that their job is more interesting and stimulating. Such employees are more likely to feel motivated and to be more productive.