Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 20 April 2022

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Electromac is a small business with 50 employees.

It has a flat organisational structure.

A flat organisational structure has?

Select ONE answer

  1. many managers
  2. quicker decision-making
  3. a narrow span of control
  4. a long chain of command

Show the workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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This multiple-choice question is suitable for Business Studies KS4 & KS5 classes

The answer is 2

  1. Not correct – Fewer managers in a flat structure due to having fewer layers in the structure.
  2. Correct – A flat organisational structure e.g. where there are few levels/layers in the hierarchy. A small number of levels/layers results in better communication between managers and workers at Electromac. Because of a small number of levels there are fewer managers therefore decisions can be made more quickly than with other structures.
  3. Not correct – A flat organisational structures tend to have a wide span of control due to managers having more employees under their direct authority.
  4. Not correct – A long chain of command would have more layers than a flat organisational structure such as Electromac.

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