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11 organisation_span_of_control

11 organisation_span_of_control - tutor2u GCSE Business...

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tutor2u GCSE Business Studies Span of Control & Hierarchies In a business of more than one person, unless the business has equal partners, then there are managers and subordinates. Subordinates are workers controlled by the manager. A hierarchy describes the structure of the management of the business, from the top of the company – the managing director, through to the shop floor worker, who reports to their foreman, in a manufacturing business. The hierarchy of a business is usually best understood by drawing an organisation chart showing which levels of management and employees report to whom. An example of a hierarchy is shown in the diagram below A span of control is the number of people who report to one manager in a hierarchy. The more people under the control of one manager - the wider the span of control. Less means a narrower span of control. An example of a narrow span of control is shown in the diagram below:
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tutor2u GCSE Business Studies The advantages of a narrow span of control are: 5
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