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Explain How Managers Differ From Non-managerial Employees?

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A manager is different from a non-managerial employee in that they carry a wider range of responsibilities.  For example, whilst a normal employee may only have to serve on a shop floor say, their manager may have to ensure that they are doing their job correctly and make sure that the shop remains fully stocked, perhaps as well as doing the tasks that that their employee is required to do.

It is for this reason that managers are often paid a higher wage than non-managerial employees, especially so as they often have more experience in the retail area.

  • The span of control

This is a term that is often used in business, and refers to the number of people that a manager is responsible for. The wider somebody's span of control is, the more employees they are in charge of, and who are accountable to them.

This idea also works in the other direction; if somebody has a narrow span of control, then they are not responsible for many employees. This is often the case for bosses who are higher up the hierarchy; the further up the hierarchy of a business you are, the more responsibility you will have, and so to be in charge of many employees too would be too much to take on. 

  • Organizational structures

There are many different types of organizational structures, all of which have their different strengths and weaknesses, and choosing the right one for your business can be stressful at first, but will be ultimately worthwhile in the end.

By having an organizational structure implemented within your business, you can be extremely confident that things will run smoothly and effectively. This is particularly useful when things do not go the way you expected, as it allows you to get back on track quickly, with less hassle.

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