Wide Span Of Control (B.S)
Asked by missymckay | Mar 7, 2006 | AS Level > Business Studies > Revision
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markerus, 7 Mar, 2006 @ 18:32
Wide spans of control result in flat organizations. A wide span of control is most appropriate when:
- The work is routine.
- Subordinates are highly trained.
- The supervisor is highly capable.
- The jobs are similar and performance measures are comparable.
- Subordinates prefer autonomy to close supervisory control.
The advantages of wide span of control are:
- There are less layers of management to pass a message through, so the message reaches more employees faster
- It costs less money to run a wider span of control because a business does not need to employ as many managers
- A narrow span of control allows a manager to communicate quickly with the employees under them and control them more easily
- Feedback of ideas from the workers will be more effective
- It requires a higher level of management skill to control a greater number of employees, so there is less management skill required