Benefits of Wide Organisational Structure and Wide span of control – WASSCE question, is what we are considering today. Organisational Structure and Span of control are key management concepts that finds themselves in WAEC WASSCE examination regularly. In addition to that, they are quiet tricky concepts for many people, especially students (including those writing WASSCE). An organisational structure is the framework within which an organisation is designed, duties specified and resources allocated. Span of control refers to the number of people who directly report to a superior at a specific point in time in an organsation.
Furthermore, WAEC has asked questions on this sub-topic many times in the Business Management WASSCE examination. Therefore, educareguide is here to assist you in to fully understand this topic very well.
Also, it should be well noted that the sub-topic is an integral part of the Business Management for Senior High School Students across the West African sub-region. In detail, these countries include Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia. Now let’s look at the Elements of a Valid Contract below.
Now let’s look at the specific question under consideration, that is:
State three ways in which the company could benefit from adopting the wide organizational structure with wide span of control.
It encourages delegation among the managers involved.
It has fewer communication and co- ordination problems. Since there are fewer levels, accurate information gets to the intended people at the right time.
It motivates rank-and-file employees to take greater responsibility for their own output.
- It leads to a faster flow of authority from the top to the bottom because few senior level managers are involved in the process. [/expand]
Let me conclude on the topic “Benefits of Wide Organisational Structure and Wide span of control – WASSCE question”. I will say that span of control is a sub-topic under organisational structure and these two concepts must be learned well in order apply them in relevant settings in life. You would remember that the topic “Organisational Structure” also includes sup-topics like, Delegation, Centralisation, Decentralisation, Departmentation, etc. These very important management concepts. All these have been explained into details in our e-learning study manual that could be found at the Concepts menu. Please read more on the site and bookmark it for easy future studies. Thanks.