Principles of Supervision

 
An organization chart clarifies authority relationships, the span of supervision, the division of work, and departmentalization. It probably does not adequately portray the working relationships between the employees.

Consider this scenario. A company develops, produces, and sells a variety of products throughout the world. Sales have been growing about 5 percent per year. Projections reveal that no new employees will need to be added in the foreseeable future.

Construct an organizational chart for this company using job titles and employees listed in Team Skills Builder 8-2: Reorganizing a Company on page 276 of the text.
Include rationale for why you constructed the structure the way you did.

TEAM SKILL BUILDER 8-2: Reorganizing a Company
Divide the class into groups of four or more students. Following is a list of job titles for the organization as well as the number of people in each position.

The company develops, produces, and sells a variety of product thoughout the world. Sales have been growing about 5 percent per year. Projections reveal that no new employees will need to be added in the forseeable furture.

Job Title
Number of employees
Production worker
120
Production supervisor
7
Vice President—Production
1
Vice President—Finance and Accounting
1
Accountant
3
Secretarial
6
Human Resources Manager
1
Personnel Specialist
2
Salesperson
20
Regional Sales Managers
6
Vice President—Marketing
1
President
1
Production Staff Specialist
2
Chemists
6
Technicians
9
R & D Supervision
4
Vice President—Research & Development

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