Tall and Flat Organizations

Tall and Flat Organizations

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Span of Control

It shows the number of employees answerable to manager. For example if a manager has five people under his authority to report for their work, span of control if five

Tall vs Flat Organizations

 

Concept of tall and flat entities depends on number of levels in management. Tall organization involves more layers of management where as in flat organizations number of layers in comparatively less. Tall organizations includes narrow span of controls mean more levels of authority with less persons liable to senior at each level

Tall vs Flat Organizations

 

            Tall organizations

 

 

Flat organizations

Advantages

 

·         Narrow spam of control made it easy to handle small teams

·         More number of steps to promote, keep employees motivated

 

Disadvantages

·         Small people at each force managers to keep delegation powers in hand

·         Slow decision making due to large number of steps

·         Can’t survive in rapidly changing environment

Advantages

 

·         Rapid communication

·         Can response to emerging needs

·         More delegation at each level of management

 

 

Disadvantages

·         Less number of steps in management, so low motivation

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