I'm looking at ways to reduce staff this coming summer, and I was curious about the supervisory structure of other facilities. I have been told that, ideally, a supervisor should oversee no more than four employees. Our structure has traditionally been to have one facility manager, who supervises 3-4 pool coordinators, who supervise about 16-20 lifeguards and head guards.
What do you do at your facility?
Also, if you have more than one supervisor on staff at a time, do you designate one person to be "in charge," or do they all operate as equals?
Thanks for your input