Decentralized Organization: Definition & Chart


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What is a decentralized organization?

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1. Which is NOT an advantage of a decentralized organization?

2. Which would be considered a disadvantage of a decentralized organization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Better understand the structure of a decentralized organization with these materials. You'll be tested on the pros and cons of this type of organization in comparison to a centralized structure in our interactive, printable quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Goals of this quiz and worksheet are to review:

  • The meaning of decentralized organization
  • Expenditure approval charts
  • Reasoning behind decentralizing the authority to make decisions
  • Drawbacks of decentralized organizations
  • Benefits for decentralized organizations

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as expenditure approval chart
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as advantages and disadvantages of decentralized organizations
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about business decision-making in a different light

Additional Learning

There's a whole lot more to learn about the features of a decentralized organization. In the connected lesson, Decentralized Organization: Definition & Chart, we will prepare you to:

  • Explain why decentralized organizations use budgeting expenditures to make decisions
  • Describe the benefits of centralizing an organization
  • Expound on the effects on management that decentralizing an organization can have