Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 16:08

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Pls rate this essay!

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1726
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 330 [0], given: 109

Pls rate this essay! [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2010, 20:51
Please rate this issue essay:

“All groups and organizations should function as teams in which everyone makes decisions and shares responsibilities and duties. Giving one person central authority and responsibility for a project or task is not an effective way to get work done.”
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above? Support your views with reasons and/or specific examples drawn from your own work or school experiences, your observations, or your reading.


Some people, mainly managers, believe that one person should concentrate the decisions and responsibilities in a project or in an organization. Other people, especially business schools teachers, think that decisions, tasks and responsibilities should be shared along the different levels of the organization. This issue is a controversial one but a closer examination reveals that sharing decisions and responsibilities is the best choice for organizations because of several reasons.

First, the organization is faster and more flexible when there are different levels of responsibilities in the organization. Let’s imagine that only one person centralizes the decisions in the company, probably this person couldn’t make the total number of decisions that the company has to make in one day. Probably, the decisions that this person would take would be delayed in relation to the needs of the organization. This wouldn’t happen in a company with different levels of responsibilities; the diverse managers would take decisions immediately making more fast and flexible the company.

Second, one person who centralizes the responsibilities could make wrong decisions because he or she doesn’t know deeply all the aspects of the organization or the company. It is impossible that someone can be specialized in all the aspects of the organization, consequently, it is better that some decisions be shared with people who are specialized in a specific aspect. For example, my boss in the Ministry of Foreign Trade has delegated some responsibilities and decisions to me because he knows that I know more than him in the field of my specialization. He knows that the decisions I can take would be better than the decisions he could take in that specific aspect.

Third, sharing responsibilities make the members of the organization feel motivated. When people have certain level of decision and responsibility, they feel that they are important for the organization and that the company recognizes their skills and abilities.

In summary, I agree that decisions and responsibilities be shared by different members of the organization. This approach makes that the company be more fast and flexible, the decisions could be taken by the specialists, and the staff could feel more motivated.

_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 415
Location: Europe
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 26

Re: Pls rate this essay! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2010, 15:06
I'm not sure "because of several reasons" is a proper idiom, "for several reasons" is preferable, but it sounds ugly with the preceding "for organizations", so a little rephrasing is necessary.

There are a few other things to fix. I'm going to bed now, I'll post tomorrow.
Re: Pls rate this essay!   [#permalink] 03 Nov 2010, 15:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Pls rate my GMAT essay(Kaplan) skrishnakarthik 3 17 Sep 2013, 03:38
Pls rate my golden issue essay!!! tracyyahoo 0 17 Jun 2011, 06:17
1 Pls rate this essay # 2 - then I'll rate yours! metallicafan 2 27 Oct 2010, 21:05
Pls rate - Argument essay metallicafan 1 19 Oct 2010, 12:17
Pls rate this Argument essay, then I'll rate YOURS! metallicafan 3 14 Oct 2010, 12:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Pls rate this essay!

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.