By Tanika Paul  

Subordinate - A person working at a junior level  to someone else.

Hierarchy - A highly structured pattern of offices and posts involving a number of layers of command.

Organisation level - Posts involving similar levels of power and authority

Span of control - The number of people that a person manages or supervises directly

Organisation - A system having an established structure in which people work and deal with another in a co-ordinated and co-operative way to meet certain objectives

Flat organisation - A organisation with relatively few layers between the top and bottom

Tall organisation - An organisation with many different levels in a hierarchy

Organisation chart - A diagram illustrating the roles and relationships within an organisation.