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## Average Span of control

Hi there,

Trying to find a solution to a report issue i am facing......
I am looking to create a report in PBI which summarises the org structure in terms of number of layers and average span of control for each layer.

I currently have a summary which shows the number of layers with total employees and total managers at each layer but need to add in the average span of control.

Span of control is defined as the number of direct reports per manager. However, the solution i will need for the summary will need to calculate the number of employees to managers at different levels.
For example the average span of control at layer 4 will need to divide the number of employees at layer 5 by the number of managers at layer 4 (see below example in excel)

 Layer Employees Managers Av. Span of Control 1 1 8 9 2 9 5 7.4 3 37 21 3.9 4 82 32 6.1 5 195 51 7.4 6 376 78

Hoping you can help...... 🙂

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Community Support

Hi @Petecart77 ,

Would you please refer to the calculated column:

``Av. Span of Control = VAR a  = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Employees]),FILTER('Table','Table'[Layer] = EARLIER('Table'[Layer])+1)) return IF(ISBLANK(a),BLANK(),ROUND(a/'Table'[Managers],1))``

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Best Regards,

Dedmon Dai

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Community Support

Hi @Petecart77 ,

Would you please refer to the calculated column:

``Av. Span of Control = VAR a  = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Employees]),FILTER('Table','Table'[Layer] = EARLIER('Table'[Layer])+1)) return IF(ISBLANK(a),BLANK(),ROUND(a/'Table'[Managers],1))``

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Best Regards,

Dedmon Dai

Super User

@Petecart77 Sorry, having trouble following, can you post sample data as text and expected output?
Not really enough information to go on, please first check if your issue is a common issue listed here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Before-You-Post-Read-This/ba-p/1116882

The most important parts are:
1. Sample data as text, use the table tool in the editing bar
2. Expected output from sample data
3. Explanation in words of how to get from 1. to 2.

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Helper I

I have reposted the message which is hopefully clearer but let me know if not....

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