What Does Span Of Control Mean?


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amber Jhon answered
Span of control means the number of the subordinates which a supervisor has. For example, if a manager directly controls 10 employees in the organization then it is his span of control. With the expansion of the business the span of the supervisors increases because the number of employees increases. There are two kinds of organizational structures including flat and vertical organizational structure. In both of the structures there is a different span of control. A company incurs less cost if the span of control of supervisors increases because the company will have to pay the benefit to a less number of supervisor.

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Bita answered
It means the scope, width, breath and depth of control over a team, organization, unit or organization as a whole.
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Span of control tells the ratio between superiors and subordinates. Usually organizations are having two different types of spans. They are

Wide Span

Narrow span

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Give an example of a task that a shop manager might delegate to a sales assistant

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