Decentralization Better for Small Businesses?

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Decentralization Better for Small Businesses?
Shivani Ghisayawan, Trinidad
Decentralization argument works for large businesses. For a small business, it is better to have centralization. Do you agree? Explain.

Centralization in Small Companies
Afure Edijala, Accountant, Nigeria
Yes, it is better to have centralization in a smaller company, since there is a low number of divisions and staffs to handle. This also aids to quick decision making and low bureaucratic cost.

Don't Agree
Shweta S Awasthi, Other, India
A visionary and a leader is more important to a large organization compared to a smaller one. This is because in smaller organisations, people are generally more self-motivated. This makes me believe that decentralisation should prevail more in larger ones; however, that's an ideal set-up anywhere!

padom lee, Accountant, China
In some small company the cohesion depends on the personal charm of the boss, while there is enough incentive.

A.J. Heideman, Management Consultant, Netherlands
I think you're right. Why should one decentralize a small business? Centralizing or decentralizing are tools to optimize your results ad not a goal on its selves.

annette bristol-martin, Student (University), Trinidad and Tobago
I agree centralization is best suited for small business, whereas decentralization is more appropiate for larger organisations which have a larger human resource and services to manage.


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