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Management structure and style

Questions you might ask yourself

  • How does our structure define reporting lines and provide manageable spans of control and direction?

  • How do we ensure the right people are making decisions and that they are appropriately accountable for them?

  • How effective is our management style?

  • Does our structure ensure that people can work effectively across the organisation?

  • Do we have and do we observe an equal opportunities policy?

What success looks like

  • We are managed and structured in a way that enables us to achieve our aspirations and which is cost effective and efficient.


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Proven Models

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Value Based Management (VBM)

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