- The lines of communication and the responsibilities of workers are clear
- Narrower spans of control, which means managers have less subordinates to look after
- There are plenty of opportunities for promotion
- Decision-making is usually slow in tall structures because of centralized decision-making
- Tall structures usually mean higher compensation and administrative costs for the different management layers.
- Tall structures could hamper innovation because the people closest to the end users do not make resource allocation and design decisions.