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Contemporary organizations

Contemporary organizations should be supportive of widening the span of control, flattening the structure, and forming collaborative and flexible teams. Are you aware of the characteristics of your company (or a company you know well) that contradicts these attributes? In what way?

What would you recommend as a method of change?

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Yes, there are several organizations that still contradicts these attributes of modern day organization and continue to operate in the old management and operational styles.

For example, there are numerous firms in industries like manufacturing or service industries that still operate on a small span of control with average spans of less than 5 employees under each manager. Such organizations still feel that a lesser number of employees under each manager would enable better control over such managers. Such organizations fail to realize that modern organizations leverage on information technology and modern day practices related to ...

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Contemporary organizations should be supportive of widening the span of control, flattening the structure, and forming collaborative and flexible teams. Are you aware of the characteristics of your company (or a company you know well) that contradicts these attributes? In what way?

What would you recommend as a method of change?

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