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.
Number of employees
Vice President—Finance and Accounting
Human Resources Manager
Regional Sales Managers
Production Staff Specialist
R & D Supervision
Vice President—Research & Development