Part 2 of 4 in our Organizational Structure Series
Last week, we discussed the move towards a "flatter" organization and the various problems associated with it, namely span of control, and how thinning out your managers does not allow them to provide the necessary support and guidance to their teams.
Many companies are making this move on their org charts nowadays because of the many problems facing a strict hierarchy for organizations. Traditionally, decision makers occupy the high levels with responsibility and communications drawn downwards from there.
This structure allows for a narrower span of control as well as a clear path of responsibility. Strict hierarchy, however, has many setbacks.