I’m working on a management discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
One decision all organizations must make is how power and decision-making authority must be shared. As discussed in Chapter 7, organizations may either be centralized, decentralized, or a combination of both, when it comes to who makes the decisions.
Think of an organization with which you are familiar. This may be somewhere you have worked, a non-profit with which you have been associated, or even your own family unit.
How is decision-making authority distributed in this organization?
Is this the most efficient method of decision-making in this instance? Why or why not?
- Would you recommend the organization redistributes decision-making power in a different way? If so, what potential benefits would this have to the group?