People in Business

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definintion of organisation in business
the way a business is structured to meet it's aims
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what is hierarchy in a business?
the number of management levels
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who's the member of staff responsible for overseeing others work?
a line manager
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what is the chain of command?
the path of authority of which instructions are passed
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in what kind of business do junior managers get to make desicions?
decentralised
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which organisational structure has very few layers of hierarchy?
flat
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is Emma is is the line manager of Clarisa. What does this mean for Emma?
Emma can delogate work to Clarisa
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Jane is the line manager of John what does this mean for John?
John has less authority than Jane
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The number of staff reporting to Emma decreases. What does that mean?
Jane's span of control is decreasing
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what is removing a level of management in an organisation an example of?
Delayering
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Hierarchy
refers to the management levels within an organisation
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Line Managers
responsible for overssing the work of other staff
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Subordinates
report to other staff higher up the hierarchy.
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Authroity
refers to the power managers have to direct subordinates and make decisions
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Delegation
when the managers entrust tasks or decisions
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Empowerment
sees managers passing authority to make decisions down to subordinates
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The Span of Control
measures the number of subordinates reporting directly to a manager
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The Chain of Command
the path of authority along which instructions are passed, from the CEO downwards
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Lines of communication
the routes mesages travel along
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Tall Organistations
have many levels of hierarchy. narrow span of control
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Flat Organisations
have few levels of hierarchy. lines of communication are short
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Centralised organisations
decisions are taken by senior managers then passed down the hierarchy
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Decentralised Organisations
delegate authority down the chain of command.
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Delayering
Removing a layer management in a hierarchy
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Caitlyn Kaye

Great resource- thanks!

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