• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Evaluate the impact of the organisational structure of the business.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Unit 1 Business at work Assignment:-Caspian A1 Evaluate the impact of the organisational structure of the business. Leadership is an aspect of management which can be classed as management styles. The leader is the person who explains to the group what exactly they have to offer the people they will have control over. Leaders have to also have good social skills and understanding. Managers at every level need to have leadership qualities in order to bring the best out of those for whom they are responsible for. There are 6 types of leadership skills involved in the working environment:- * Autocratic leaders- These people take all decisions with very little or no consultation. Their very strict and doesn't ask for the opinions of other workers. * Democratic leaders- These people take great care to involve all members of the team so that everyone has a say. * Consultative leaders- Very similar to the democratic approach but instead of allowing the group to make the decision, they do so themselves. * Laissez-Faire leaders- These do as little as possible to lead and have allowed the group to take control. ...read more.

Middle

they do not change their behaviour Culture is the way of life and is important to a workforce and is determined by the values, emotions, attitudes and beliefs although the culture at Caspian seems to be quite poor because we would expect a small company of 48 workers to have a much closer relationship and be their for each others needs. Caspian is a small company with about 48 workers, with 5 years trading and there is very little room for flexibility, so strong leadership is required at a firm like Caspian. In a small business there isn't anywhere to hide and most people have to do a variety of jobs. SPAN OF CONTROL This refers to the number of people a manager is responsible for and has authority over, (a measurement of how many staff each supervisor has control over). Organisations that have a short chain of command tend to have wider spans of control. This produces a flat organisation structure because it has a hierarchy with fewer levels of management. FLAT ORGANISATION STRUCTURE Through flat organisational structures are generally desirable, there is a limit to the number of subordinates who can be placed under one superior. ...read more.

Conclusion

This applies even if the subordinate does not personally undertake the actual work. Disadvantages * It can involve a very long chain of command instructions may take a considerable time to filter from the top and impact on production, which can be an important drawback if the organisation operates in a rapidly charging market. * The flow of information back up a long chain to management may be a lengthy process, causing a considerable delay before problems are identified and tackled. Advantages * It is a hierarchical structure which is simple to understand- staff no precisely where they are in the structure, who can allocate work to them and to whom they are responsible. * Managers have a clear understanding of the roles of people when allocating work and spend less time monitoring work because subordinates are not distracted or confused by instructions from other sources. Evaluation Caspian at the moment is a small company so a flat organisation suits them better but if in the future Caspian would like to expand their workforce (so that there's more people working on the team) they should use a tall organisational structure so that they can still earn more profits. By Corene Smickle ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE People in Business section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE People in Business essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Tesco's organisational structure

    4 star(s)

    HR Management provides cost-effective tools for managing information about employees and applicants. Tight integration among applications ensures information is instantly available across the system. Since information is entered once and available everywhere, opportunities for data entry errors are reduced, and human resources department and payroll professionals gain time to spend on more strategic issues-organizational goals, and compensation and benefit programs.

  2. As a short-term business Consultant, I have been hired by Alton Towers PLC to ...

    Employees work off their job roles with role culture. * All of the staff is fully trained up for their certain position which means that the job can be done well and the employee knows exactly what they are doing. If the staff are each trained up this can motivate them and this means that they will put more

  1. GSCE Unit 2: People & Business

    * Decision making and problem solving * Skills and qualifications and personal qualities required * Pay and benefits Asda Team Leader - Peter Griffin Key responsibilities The most important key responsibilities at Asda are to make sure that you scan the product just once, make sure that the item is

  2. Disney: An organisational culture

    The Disney environment Disney opened his first theme park in 1955. His goal was to provide a good show through themed entertainment. Disney essentially transformed his legendary animated movies into reality. The entire park became a stage filled with props and actors.

  1. What are the staff positions in a typical police department? Is there a difference ...

    Smooth, rapid, and effective communications ensures good order and discipline. Everyone in the chain of command knows what his or her duties and responsibilities are. Also, juniors are informed about matters affecting them and seniors are aware of problems which may exist among juniors.

  2. Free essay

    GNVQ Business Studies Unit 1

    Pascalls production department would contact there main supplier and order what is needed (i.e. Bolts). * Storage: when Pascalls ordered are received, they are stored perfectly so no damage can be made, so they have specialized storing facilities that are also temperature controlled.

  1. Managers and leaders.

    There are many interests represented within an organization. What they are contending for is power and a cut of these "scarce resources" to further promote their interest. This frame brings to mind that old adage that power and money rules the world.

  2. Selecting Leaders.

    More recently studies have been made on people who have a mixture of traits that might be good for particular situations. The British Army is one of the public service organisations which has a huge emphasis on leadership and having good leaders.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work