Retail Branch Span of Control

Benchmarking Report

Retail Branch Span of Control

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Retail Branch Span of Control. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Retail Branch Span of Control?

The average number of retail branch employees reporting to each retail branch manager at a certain point in time (i.e., direct reports per retail branch manager/director).

Why should Retail Branch Span of Control be measured?

Retail Branch Span of Control, or Management Span, measures the average number of retail branch employees reporting to each retail branch manager at a certain point in time (i.e., direct reports per retail branch manager/director). Span of Control depends highly on the organizational structure of the business. A highly structured hierarchical organization will typically have a lower number of employees reporting to each manager, while a flat organization will typically have many employees reporting to each individual manager. While a high Span of Control (i.e., more direct reports per manager) can keep personnel costs down, it is important to weigh any cost savings against potential trade-offs related to talent development, front-line employee oversight/productivity, and the company's overall strategy in regards to internal promotions and growth. A Span of Control between 6 and 15 is typically desired. When spans rise above this level, managers may be spread too thin; spans below this value may indicate that there are redundant or unnecessary management positions.

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