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Types of Business Organisation and Structure

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´╗┐Index Unit 19 Section 1 Organisation Teams ________________ . Unit 19 Section 1 Organisation Teams Matrix: Matrix structure organisation includes teams of individuals formed from various sections included in the business. The teams will be created for the purpose of a detailed project and will be leaded by a project manager. These advantages include Individuals can be selected according to the needs of the projects. The uses of a project team which is self-motivated and able to view problems in different ways as specialists have been brought together in a newer enviroment. The product managers are directly responsible for completing the project within an explicit deadline and budget. While the disadvantages and problems that can be caused with an organisation. Competing and t he loyalty between line managers and project, managers over the distribution of resources. If the teams have a lot of independence this can be difficult to examine which means it?s causing more problems for the team. Costs can be enlarged if more managers or ?project managers? are created through the use of project, teams. N Flat Line: A flat organisation will have relatively few layers or just one layer of management. This means that the sequence of command from the top to bottom is to short and the span of control is too wide. ...read more.


Departments that can make decisions which benefit them rather than the business as a whole especially, if there is interdepartmental rivalry. Tall A tall organisation has many levels of management and supervision. There is a long chain of command running from the top of the organisation e.g. Chief Executive down to the bottom of the organisation .e.g. shop floor worker. This diagram shows the concept of tall structure. Advantages, Organisation and Operating. Each manager has a small number of employees under their control. This means that employees can be closely supervised. The function of each layer will be clear and distinct. There will be lines of clear responsibility and control. Having a clear progression and promotion ladder Disadvantages, Organisations and Problems The freedom and responsibility of employees a subordinate in restricted. Decision making could be slowed down as approval may be needed by each of the layers authority. Communication has to take place through many layers of management. High management cost because managers are generally paid more than subordinates. Each layer will tend to pay its managers more money than the layer below it. Formal In a formal economy a worker has: Has a formal contract with the employer. A pre-defined work conditions and job responsibilities. ...read more.


Understanding of Purpose A good team leader must no only possess a thorough understanding of the overall purpose of the project and how it fits into the company?s broader efforts; the team leader must also know how to manage all the moving pieces within the project. The leader must have a solid understanding of the specialized role of each member of the team so she can help them all work together. Time-Management Skills Managing time effectively, both on a minute-by-minute level during the day on a broader level, makes it possible to keep a team on schedule. A leader has to track the efforts of each team member to make sure project timelines are adhered to accomplishes his own tasks efficiently and ensures that meetings have agendas to avoid wasting time in drawn-out discussions. Leadership skills While leadership skills may be the most difficult to quantify they are also arguably the most important ones a business team leader must possess. Leadership skills encompass basic communication and professional skills, but they go a step further to include the ability to delegate fairly and effectively, the ability to inspire a team even in the face of setbacks, the ability to find and nurture the strengths of each team member and the ability to smooth conflicts among team members without taking sides. ...read more.

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