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What is the chain of command in relation to business organizational structure?
What is line organization?
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What is the relationship between the mission and vision of a company to its organizational structure?
What is the unity of command principle?
The chain of command, sometimes called the scaler chain, is the formal line of authority, communication, and responsibility within an organization. The chain of command is usually depicted on an organizational chart, which identifies the superior and subordinate relationships in the organizational structure. According to classical organization theory the organizational chart allows one to visualize the lines of authority and communication within an organizational structure and ensures clear assignment of duties and responsibilities. By utilizing the chain of command, and its visible authority relationships, the principle of unity of command is maintained. Unity of command means that each subordinate reports to one and only one superior.
What is the objective of a business structure?
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What are the seven guidelines to follow in developing an organizational chart?
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What is the false statement about the incident command system?
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What is the difference between a long chain of command and a short chain of command?
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What type of ICS organizational structure is being described?
The Incident Command System (ICS) structure is as any other hierarchical business structure to handle 'resources' and manage activities to accomplish a mission. The titles are military based and in 'ranks and orders'. Its uppermost title is Incident Commander (IC). Then there is the Command staff, ie, Liaison Officer, Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, Chaplain, etc. The General Staff is made up of four sections, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance Administration. There are also, battalions, companies, and special units, depending on the resources of the volunteer organization. It is a structure of 'chain of command' and supervision. The ICS organizational structure is a basic tool of personnel and materiel management in preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery of an emergency or catastrophic event.
Explain the organisational structure in your last company and how you fitted into it?
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The incident command system is a proven incident management system. What is its organizational basis?
What are the doctrinal type of Command and Control Structure for multinational operations?
What is the chain of command in the Star Trek universe?
What is the belief that power should be centralized?
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Does the concept of unity of command is violated in the matrix structure?
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What is the modual structure for command control and coordnation?
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List and explain 5 common forms of organizational structure?
Line Structure A kind of structure that has a very specific line of command. The approvals and orders this kind of structure come from top to bottom in a line. Therefore the name line structure. Line structure is suitable for smaller organizations like small forwarding company and law offices. This structureallows for easy decision making, and also very informal in nature. They have fewer departments, which makes the entire organization decentralized. Line and Staff Structure Line and staff structure suitable for most organizations especially a small ones and not effective for large companies. We can see the line and staff organizational structure combine where information and approvals come from top to bottom. Line and staff organizational structures are more centralized. Managers of line and staff have authority over their subordinates but staff managers have no authority over line managers and their subordinates. Because of the layers and guidelines that are typical to it the decision making become slower. Less b ut not to forget the formality involved. Pure Functional Its a long of organizational structure classify people according to the function they perform in the organization. The organization chart for a functional based organization consists of Managing Director, Sales Department, Customer Service Department, Logistics Division, Accounts Department and Administrative department. Line and Functional Staff Top management have an authority to allocate essential functions to choose, giving orders and specialists without having create another line of authority. Matrix Structures This is a structure, which is a combination of function, and product structures. This combines both the best of both worlds to make an efficient organizational structure. This structure is the most complex organizational structure.
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What are the most common types of organizational structures used by terrorist groups?
Most terrorists use a semi-autonomous cell structure. A semi-autonomous cell structure allows small groups of terrorists to coordinate actions and receive information from an "unknown" central command. The cells are often free to improvise tactics and methods, as long as they perform the tasks required of them by the central authority. The main benefit of the cell structure is that if a terrorist is caught, he only knows information about his cell and knows nothing useful about the central command structure or other operating cells.
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What type of command creates a single ICS structure with a built-in process for an effective and responsible multijurisdictional or multiagency approach?
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What are the pros and cons of using formal hierarchies or chain of command as the main channel of organizational communications?
The pros of using chain of command is that everyone knows exactly what his or her responsibilities are, and who they are supposed to answer to. The cons include a rigid structure which discourages innovation and initiative, and an inefficient workplace with managers only knowing the department they are responsible for, as opposed to the running of the entire company.
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What is the difference between h orizontal and vertical organizational structure?
Vertical organizational structure means a strict top down or bottom up structure. Typically, a rigid top down vertical organizational structure has been a favored form for many business and other type organizations. In such an organization, the chain of command is usually very important and breaking it is considered very wrong. In faster moving, dynamic conditions, a vertical organizational structure can become very inefficient, for example, requiring decisions to slowly go through many people along the vertical chain of command before actions can be made by those who need permission to act. Horizontal organizational structure means a flat or closer to flat organizational structure. In a perfectly horizontal structure, there are no leaders, so usually this means a structure that is still vertical, but has been made more horizontal than what is typically referred to as vertical. Where the line is drawn is not exactly clear to me and perhaps depends upon all factors in a particular example and conversation. In general, any large organizational structure has both vertical and horizontal aspects to it and depending on whether it is considered to be more vertical or more horizontal results in what it is called. Vertical organizational structures also tend to create boundaries between departments or branches in a larger organization, because for a person down one branch must go up the chain of command on his branch and then down the chain of command on the other branch in order to interact with someone down the chain of command on a different branch. Having to do this tends to make such inter group interaction so hard as to strongly discourage it. Just think "bloated bureaucratic obstacle course from hell". To have a more horizontal organizational structure means cutting out levels of mid-management which results in allowing more horizontal level of authority. It does grant more authority to various horizontal layers of employees. This can help improve communication, remove inefficient bureaucratic steps, reduce unnecessary work and speed up the whole process. The problem with this can be whether or not the employees given this extra responsibility are in fact capable of handling it. This becomes the trade off between the two organizational forms and why some organizations vacillate between being more vertical and more horizontal are different times. Finding a good mix greatly depends upon the people actually making up the structure, so when the people change, how well the structure is working can change too, thus requiring a change towards being more or less vertical or horizontal. There is another structural form called the circular organizational structure. I'm not an expert in this field, so I'm only giving my best understanding of this question. I find elements of horizontal and circular organizational structures to be so close as to not really understand the difference. However, being an engineer who has worked on a team in an organization that tended to be fairly horizontal, I think of circular having a particular meaning. To me, it means a process of having the leader provide overall direction, defining the goal, and then creating a cycle of work and exchange of information that repeatedly goes through the group, back up to the leader, so that everyone involved inputs ideas and keeps good strong communications open through all involved. By this, I mean that the leader is open to hearing and understanding what those under him are saying and keeps actively abreast with what they are doing. Similarly, as various members of the team are working on things, they keep others abreast of what they are doing, so that people stay on the same page. But, isn't this just part of being a fairly horizontal organization? Well, English is not one of my better skills, so I'll leave my attempt to answer this question as it is. Maybe an expert in organizational structures will come along and give a better answer.