The personnel of the managerilal group, as we have seen, consists of persons with varying degress of authority. When the tasks of management group, the logical divison of duties is in relation to the degree of authority and responsibility assigned to each. However, this represents only one part of the management stucture. We much also consider that the parts of the management stucture are interrelated in other ways which help the enterprise achieve its goals. This is accomplished bt groupings of both people and tasks in accordancs with executive decisions concerning the logical divisons of work to be done, reffered to as "departmentation."The purpose of departmentation are to :
- Specialize activities
- Simplify managerial tasks
- Maintain control by grouping employees within well-defined areas
Lord Manners was a rich and famous banker. When he died, he was given a magnificent funeral which was attended by hundreds of famous people. The funeral was going to be held in Westminster Abbey. Many ordinary people lined the streets to watch the procession. The wonderful black and gold carriage was drawn by six black horses. The mourners followed in silence. Lord Manners was given a royal farewell. Two tramps were among the crowd. They watched the procession with amazement. As solemn music could be heard in the distance, one of them turned to the other and whisper in admiration, "Now that's what I call really living!"