Organisation Structures

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    Organisation Structures

    Implications of organisational structures

    Tall:

    • Span of control small, tighter control over subordinates making more easily supervised
    • Creates clear route for promotion acting as a motivator
    • Long chain of command creating poor communication
    • Messages distorted slowing down decision making
    • Leave unsatisfied customers

    Flat:

    • Better communication due to short chain of command
    • Management costs are lower
    • Decision making faster
    • Empowered staff due to greater responsibility
    • Managers lose control
    • Discipline may lack
    • Negative impact on productivity

    Matrix:

    • Expertise and skilled workers being productive
    • Motivation increase
    • Flexible and fluid workforce
    • Expensive due to extra staff
    • Problems with coordinating departments
    • Decision making can be slow

     

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