• 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)

    They have to provide opportunities to take further training. All should be treated equally without victimisation, harassment, and discrimination. This help to retain good and high quality staff and there should not any unfair dismissal. Human resources department provide various kinds of activities such as recruitment, training, development, retention, promotion, and dismissal.

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

    The final culture at Alton Towers is person culture. Alton Towers believes very strongly in their employees being an important part of the business. They also believe in developing their employee's skills and qualifications at the park. The staff at Alton Towers each know how they are to act in front of the customers and each of them wears

  1. Disney: An organisational culture

    He believed that by controlling the environment, the reactions of the guests within the environment could be predicted (Johnson 1991). Disney also understood he had to control the response of his employees to the guests. Being a director and movie-maker, Disney's view was that it would not be unlike controlling

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

    Some people will emerge as "natural" (non-official) leaders, while some people may form their own un-official work groups, because they like to work with one another, etc. These informal groups can negatively or positively affect the goals and flow of the formal organization.

  1. GSCE Unit 2: People & Business

    There are many roles at Asda but I am going to describe three of them; * General Manager * Team leader * Checkout Operator/Colleague I will tell you the main topics on Asda employees these are; * Their key responsibilities * Tasks and activities * The level of job security

  2. Selecting Leaders.

    During this time they look for high levels of confidence when instructing people, normally their peers, on what they have to do. As well as confidence they look for problem solving skills by setting command tasks. Here the assessors look for the for the ability to make and instant decision

  1. The structure of the business.

    The department is also in charge of designing the product along side the marketing section, the two sections try to work together to provide the best product available. This section of production also works together with the finance department in case of damaged machinery of any new material the business

  2. Foundation Degree in Accounting and Finance - Organisational Behaviour - Culture, Structure and Change.

    The meaning of Organisational Culture was also defined in Oxford Dictionary of Business (2003) as follow: 'Organizational Culture: The values, customs, rituals, and norms shared by all the members of an organization, which have to be learnt and accepted by new members of the organization.'

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