4 Steps to Conduct a Successful Spans and Layers Analysis in your Organisation

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Key Takeaways

⇨ Benefits of Spans and Layers Analysis: The analysis leads to quicker decision making, improved communication, and increased empowerment within the organisation.

⇨ No Magic Number: There is no one-size-fits-all "magic number" for ideal span of control and layers; organisations should consider factors like type of work, productivity, contingent employees, and interdependencies.

⇨ Implementation Steps: Conducting an effective spans and layers analysis involves understanding the current state, setting targets, taking action, and implementing monitoring mechanisms.

As organisations grow over time, their structure evolves to adapt to new strategic priorities. New departments are created, more people are hired, functions change and before you know it, managers face a new reality – a complex organisation structure. A structure where management layers are too deep, ideas are not communicated quickly enough and teams move slowly.

To combat this, its important to understand your organisation from multiple angles, with spans and layers being an important one.

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