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Diagnosing Your Top Team’s Span of Control

Author Profile:

  • Gary L. Neilson is a senior partner with Booz & Company based in Chicago. He focuses on operating models and organizational transformation and is a leader of the firm’s work on organizational DNA.
  • Editor’s Note: This article, along with one in the April 2012 Harvard Business Review (“How Many Direct Reports?” by Gary L. Neilson and Julie Wulf), is drawn from an ongoing inquiry into the appropriate structure for C-level top teams. For more information, see Booz & Company’s diagnostic span-of-control profiler at
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