Branches are the crucial point of all banks because all their operations are carried through branches. The structure of the branch may be as under :
This is the typical structure of a small bank branch. In large branches, the structure will undergo slight changes as shown below
(Here, OF= Officer CL= Clerk SS= Sub-Staff)
From the structure we can see how the functional relationship works in a branch. The structure also explains the reporting authority for each cadre of the employees. It indicates the communication flow in the branch with well-defined accountability on the part of the employees’ roles.