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Why is differentiation necessary to build a formal organizational structure? Is differentiation limited to large organizations? How is the concept of span of control related to both integration and differentiation?

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//In this paper, we will discuss the role of differentiation in building a formal organization structure. The paper will also discuss whether differentiation is limited to large organizations. The concept of span of control and its relation to integration and differentiation is also included in the paper.//


A formal organizational structure can be defined as the pattern of relationships among various parts of the organization. In a formal organizational structure, the manager divides job tasks and coordinates them into groups of people within the organization. While designing a formal organization structure, a manager has to keep some elements in his mind which include chain of command, span of control, ...

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