Contingency Planning

Contingency Planning arises from the fact that exposure to risk in business is unavoidable. In business, risk can be defined as a threat that might prevent the business or organization from hitting its objectives. The purpose of contingency planning is thus to create planned responses to events that might adversely impact an organization. What happens […]

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Span of Control

Span of Control is very simply the number of subordinates that report to a manager. In the span of control example below we could say that the IT Manager has a span of control of 3, as they have 3 subordinates reporting to them. All organizations have layers. The number of layers an organization has […]

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Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis is a simple tool which is used by organizations to raise their performance level. Imagine you are hiking along a path when you come to a three-way junction. Which direction should you take? Well, that depends on where you want to get to. Armed with the knowledge of where you are going it […]

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Decision Matrix Analysis

A Decision Matrix can help us analyze a number of similar options to make a rational decision. Each and every day we all make decisions. Some of these decisions are simple and don’t require much thought, such as what to wear or what to eat for lunch. Other decisions are more complex and must be […]

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