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Briefly explain your operational role and were it is located in the overall structure of the organisation.

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  • Submitted: 18/08/2006
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1. Briefly explain your operational role and were it is located in the overall structure of the organisation.

My operational title within my workplace is Fabrications Manager and the role I play is man management, purchasing (materials, consumables, new machinery and supplies), production and on the job training.

A demand placed upon me as a manager is the ability to handle Information. In my managerial role, I not only receive information from a wide variety of sources but my team and I need to analyze, store and transmit it both efficiently and effectively. This process of individual and organizational communication will have a major impact upon how well I am able to perform my managerial role.

Company Hierarchy

Span of control

MANAGING DIRECTOR

FABRICATION SALES ELECTRONICS R&D

STAFF SALES REPS STAFF

Flat structure

The chart above shows that my organisation has a flat structure. This means that there are few layers of hierarchy helping decisions to be made more quickly and efficiently rather than a taller hierarchy. Each layer is able to communicate easily with other layers and the organisation avoids the danger of becoming 'bureaucratic'.

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