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Span of Control

The principle that a person can effectively manage only a limited number of employees; as the number of individuals reporting to a manager increases, the more difficult it is to coordinate and control individual efforts.

(Quinn, R.E., & Faerman, S.R., & Thompson, M.P., & McGrath, M.R., & St. Clair, L.S. (2007).  Becoming a master manager: a competing values approach.  New Jersey: Wiley.)
     
Span of Control

The principle that a person can effectively manage only a limited number of employees; as the number of individuals reporting to a manager increases, the more difficult it is to coordinate and control individual efforts.

(Quinn, R.E., & Faerman, S.R., & Thompson, M.P., & McGrath, M.R., & St. Clair, L.S. (2007).  Becoming a master manager: a competing values approach.  New Jersey: Wiley.)

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 8, 2011


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