One decision all organizations must make is how power and decision-
making authority must be shared. As discussed in Chapter 7, organizations
may either be centralized, decentralized, or a combination of both, when it
comes to who makes the decisions.
Think of an organization with which you are familiar. This may be
somewhere you have worked, a non-profit with which you have been
associated, or even your own family unit.
How is decision-making authority distributed in this organization?
• Is this the most efficient method of decision-making in this instance?
Why or why not?
Would you recommend the organization redistributes decision-
making power in a different way? If so, what potential benefits
would this have to the group?