Organisation Structure. Organisational Structure Is A System

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Organisation Structure
Organisational structure is a system used to define a hierarchy within an organisation. It identifies each job, its function and where it reports to within the organisation. When hiring large amounts of staff organisation is important. Everyone in the company needs to understand their individual/team role. It is the manager’s job to keep their staff organised and motivated to getting the job done. As the business grows in size and therefore takes on more staff, managers need to make sure employees understand their role within the company. Organisation is the way a business is structured. This structure is developed to establish how an organisation operates and assists an organisation in obtaining its goals to allow
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As you can see the image above also does fit its name because as you go down it, it gets thicker showing that each manager has more and more workers to monitor.
Chain of Command and Employee Roles
A traditional hierarchical structure clearly defines each employee’s role within the organisation and demonstrates who that employee works for in that department/area. Furthermore, it defines the nature of their relationship with other employees. Hierarchical organisations are often tall with narrow spans of control, which will always get wider as you move down the structure. They are often centralised with the most important decisions being taken by senior management.
Tall Structure Tall structures, like the one above, have many levels of hierarchy. An advantage of this structure is that the span of control is very narrow and long therefore there are many opportunities for promotion. However, a disadvantage of this organisational structure is that lines of communication are long, due to many levels in the chain of command and this may mean that messages get lost or tampered with on their way to the bottom and the firm is unresponsive to change. Another advantage of this structure is that each manager in each level of command has fewer staff or employees to watch over and control. This means that their job is easier as they only have to closely manage a few people and they can keep them on the task at hand. As a result of close management it means that the
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