Control, Responsibility, Span of control,Scalar chain and Delegation

Control and responsibility

The organisational structure defines the roles and responsibilities of the people in a company

It also shows who has to report to whom


Span of control

Span of control is the number of employees who directly report to their superior

The number of people a manager directly controls


Scalar chain and hierarchy

Scalar chain is the number of layers ranging from top to bottom levels in a organization

Hierarchy is a ranking of people from top to bottom level. The person at the top of the hierarchy the possesses the most power



When the superior gives his/her subordinate the power to complete a task or make important decisions

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