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Optimal management structures data

Average number of organisational layers by agency size, 2016

  Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
Number of organisational layers 4.2 4.6 5.6 4.9 9.0

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Is action being taken in your agency to reduce the number of organisational layers?

  Yes—whole agency Yes—part agency In development No
  26.9 10.8 19.4 43

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Did your agency undertake action to improve decision-making delegation in 2015-16?

  No action is necessary May investigate options for improving this capability Will investigage options for imporving this capability in the next 12 months Have new plans to take action to improve this capability in the next 12 months Action is underway to improve this capability
Number of organisational layers 15.1 16.1 7.5 7.5 53.8

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Is action being taken in your agency to increase the number of direct reports to supervisors?

  Yes—whole agency Yes—part agency In development No
  29.0 15.1 18.3 37.6

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