What is the Optimal Span of Control?


 
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What is the Optimal Span of Control?
panadol, Student (University), Kenya, Member
Many management writers seem to agree that the optimum span of management is 4 to 8 surbordinates. Can we agree on this?...Register
 

 
Optimal Span of Control
Gopalakrishna Bhat, Project Manager, India, Member
I tend to agree with this. Remember if you spend 10% of work time per subordinate, then you are left with just 20% time to do other things that hav...
 

 
Optimal Span of Control
Marissa Crean, Coach, United States, Member
I believe your potential span of control increases as you move up the organization. There are fewer things that you must do yourself and much m...
 

 
No Universal Optimal Span of Control
Casimir Vital, Manager, United States, Member
This is solely dependent on the individual exercising the control. There is no straight template to determine the number of personnel that a pe...
 

 
Optimal Span of Control Depends on Many Factors
Earle Taylor, Turnaround Manager, United States, Member
I think it is very difficult or even unwise to put any specific number on the table to say that the span of control should be this or that. There is a...
 

 
Factors in Optimizing the Span of Control
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
There is a need to minimize the number of supervisory/management levels, if you wish to optimize your organization's span of control.
In "Managem...
 

 
Span of Control versus Span of Support
Wiegmans, Business Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Control is easy, especially nowadays by modern it technologies. I would like to see leadership in terms of span of support.
Many employees compla...
 

 
8 People is the Optimal Span of Control
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
8 people, about the same as the optimal dinner party. Beyond that, coalitions begin to form. The reason why there are 12 people on a jury is because i...
 

 
 



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