Consider the list of jobs below. In your opinion, what is the appropriate span of management for each? Describe the factors you considered in reaching your conclusion.
• A physician practices medicine in a privately-owned clinic, while also supervising a number of professional nurses and office staff.
• An owner/manager of an auto body shop deals with customers and directs several experienced mechanics and also trains and oversees the work of some unskilled laborers.
• A manager in an international advertising agency directs a team of professionals who are located in offices around the world.