Key questions to ask when designing an effective organizational structure include: Where should decision-making authority lie - entirely with the manager or more as collaboration between manager and staff
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Decision making authority in an organization depends on the decisions being made. If the decision will affect the organization at large, this ought to be made by the manager. An example would be the relocation of an employee from one branch or department to another.
However, to accommodate the employees and make them feel as part and parcel of the company, menial decisions can be delegated to them. The day-to-day operation decisions like when to change the engine oil of a company car or fuel the car shouldn't be directly addressed by the manager.
As such, whereas there are collaborations in the decision-making of some problems, there are some that are exclusive to the manager and others can be done satisfactorily by the staff.
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Dec 21st, 2015
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