An Organization's Span of Control Ratio

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Span of control ratio Managing institutions and organizations in today's dynamic context is an increasingly complex effort, which has come to rely on the development and application of numerous strategies. Executives for instance assess the levels of employee qualification and satisfaction in order to ensure that they attain the higher levels of productivity or they purchase and integrate the latest technologic developments in order to ensure that they maximize productivity. Another example in this sense is represented by the assessment of the company's size, in order to determine its levels of efficiency, growth opportunities or competitiveness (Gupta, 2010). One tool utilized in the assessment of the organization's size is represented by the span of control ratio, which virtually assesses the numbers of managers supervising the non management personnel. According to Nicolai Andler (2012): "An organization's span of control ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of non-supervisory employees by the total number of supervisory employees. [ 因 The span of control represents the ratio of control and supervision and is an indicator for how the hierarchical or flat the organizational structure is well as the levels of interaction by the manager or supervisor." In order to better understand the role played by the span of control ratio in the assessment of organizations and institutions, three real life examples would be revealed. These refer to the research and
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