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What is organisational structure?

The way in which a business is organised

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What is the span of control?

The number of employees for whom a manager is responsible

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What are the levels of hierarchy?

The number of levels or layers in a business organisation

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What is delayering?

Removing a layer/tier of management, usually to reduce costs

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Delegation

The more delegation in an organisation, the bigger the span of control will be and the wider organisational structure

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What is Empowerment?

Giving employees responsibility for the tasks they perform

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What is an organisational system?

When the business is split into specialist areas which operate together to make the business function efficiently

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What is organisation by product?

The company is centred around their recognisable individual products, they are known as profit centres

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What is an organistic structure?

A flat structure with a large span of control with each manager being responsible for many employees

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Mechanistic structure?

A bureaucratic, vertical structure with a narrow span of control

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Decentralised structure?

The decision making process is delegated and undertaken on a regional product basis