Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise seller company. It’s headquartered in England. Tesco follows a hierarchical organizational structure. In this structure, positions and obligation are divided into many parts to ensure work will be done efficiently and smoothly. The ones at the top of the business pyramid have the maximum responsibilities and authority.
Tesco Board of Directors consists of 10 members and significant changes take place in the Board during the financial year 2014/2015. These changes include that John Allan is appointed as the Chairman of the Board, Dave Lewis is to be assigned as CEO, Alan Steward is to be the new Chief Financial Officer, four Non-Executive Directors are to retire and here comes the three new Non-Executive Directors.
As it is shown in Figure 1 below, Tesco organisational structure is constructed with five committees reporting to Tesco PLC Board. 11 members in Tesco Executive Committee are led by Group Chief Executive Dave Lewis. Tesco organizational structure chart is highly hierarchical showing its wide business scope.
Figure 1. Tesco Corporate Governance Structure chart
The Figure 2 below is an organisational structure chart example at store level. It’s often questioned that four layers of management within a store can generate annoying bureaucracy with a bad effect on coordination and collaboration among managers. So it’s suggested that reducing layers of management must be done as soon as possible to create more flexibility and faster flow of information.
Figure 2. Tesco organizational structure at store level