Span of Controls
Span management refers to a number of subordinates that is managed by a supervisor. This amount relies upon the intricacy of the tasks achieved interaction of by the number of subordinates-superior obligatory. Hierarchy of the Supreme Pharmaceutical, the span of control is very strong, because of the flatter structure. Reason being, the span of control is directly proportional to the flattening of the structure. It allows the swift decision-making because of the lesser levels of managers and staff.
On the other hand, in Watson Pharmaceuticals, the span of control is not very concrete because of the increased levels of management. The layers have been increased and therefore the cost of the structure has also augmented. However, there exist fewer opportunities for promotions due to the increased layers. The apprehension that input of the manager will be tougher for the staffer to obtain, and also managers will possess less time to focus on the specific decisions.
Chain of Commands
Within an organizational structure, a chain of command relates to the hierarchy of the company of reporting relationships, from the bottom to that of the top within an organization that should report to whom. Control and command are inherent within the chain of command within the firms.
For the Supreme pharmaceuticals, there is a strong chain of command as exists less number of managers. Each employee has one manager, thus assuaging the concerns of multiple bosses within the chain of command. Moreover, the accountability and responsibility are evidently assigned and every manager has the responsibility of oversight for the employee’s group doing the function.
Lines of communication and Decision-making
Structures of the business organization came about in order to simplify the process of decision-making. The line of communication of the above-mentioned pharmaceuticals is mentioned below.
The organizational chart of the supreme pharmaceutical Ltd has a very strict hierarchy. The head of the organization is the MD (Managing Director) followed by two managers. A filtered flow of the information from that of the production level to a firm facilitates the executive management to focus on the company’s goals and compare the administration and production performance vis-a-vis their envisioned corporate direction. On the other hand, the head of the Watson pharmaceutical Ltd is CEO (Chief Executive Officer), as they set the direction and goals of the company. The hierarchy is followed by the supporting layers of managers after the executive level, where they are tasked with smearing the goals to their responsible areas or departments that have been arranged according to the appropriate flow of information from management. As the respective organizational structure consists of many levels of management, therefore there is a certainty of distortion and delays within the organization. Therefore, the actions and decisions are also delayed. It sometimes becomes tough to coordinate the activities of various levels.