I chose to write about centralization vs. decentralization because I really took an interest to it in a couple ways. Centralization is defined as “The process of transferring and assigning decision-making authority to higher levels of organizational authority.” (12manage). Decentralization is defined as “The process of transferring and assigning decision-making authority to lower levels of organizational authority.” (12manage). Even though they sound like it centralization and decentralization are not "either-or" conditions. In most countries an appropriate balance of centralization and decentralization is essential to effective and efficient functioning. (worldbank.org)
My major is business management so anything that is a major theme of management is something I really pay attention to. As I read about it I thought about the options in two different ways. First I thought about what I prefer as a student working as a part time employee. Second I thought about what I think I would prefer to use in my future as I get into management.
As a part time employee I prefer decentralization. Even though I am part time I still want to prove that I am a good employee and can handle responsibilities and being given responsibilities is a great way to prove that. If I excel at what I am asked to do, I will get scheduled the amount of hours I want instead of being given very little as well as get looked at as someone who they will want to promote once I am done with school.
Putting myself as someone who is in management I had a harder time deciding on which method I would prefer to employ. On one hand I like centralized because then I get to control everything and everything would be done my way, but the bad part about that is that I could end up getting swamped and overloaded with tasks and responsibilities. So I thought about decentralized and liked and disliked it for the exact opposite reasons as centralized. I finally settled on decentralized but I would probably be...