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Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

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In a centralized organization, policies and procedures are usually _____.

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1. How can centralized authority be a disadvantage?

2. Span of Control is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the different ways that authority works in centralized and decentralized organizations. These resources will assess your understanding of the differences between these two forms of authority, as well as the vocabulary terms associated with each form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying characteristics of centralized and decentralized organizations
  • Defining key terms, such as span of control and chain of command
  • Using examples to identify what type of authority is at work

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to work on developing the following skills while you use this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related centralized and decentralized organization lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as centralized and decentralized organizations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as chain of command and span of control

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the accompanying lesson, Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations, for additional information on this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining important terms related to authority in organizations
  • Providing examples of different authority structures
  • Providing pros and cons of each authority structure
  • Understanding how responsibility can shift in centralized versus decentralized organizations
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