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flat organization

an ORGANIZATION which has only a few managerial layers. This avoids excessive bureaucracy (see TALL ORGANIZATION); decision-making is more closely in touch with customer needs and the organization is able to adapt quickly to changes in its external environment. Small firms are usually flat organizations, but increasingly larger firms have attempted to improve their competitiveness by cutting down on their management structures and by establishing more focused business divisions. See STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT, RIGHTSIZING, HIERARCHY, DELAYERING.
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According to Gajendra S Chandel, chief human resources officer, this is part of an effort to establish a flat organisation.
I like the fact that XTouch is a flat organisation when it comes to management, is multi-culture and management encourages regional teams to make decisions based on facts and figures.
MIAGEN is a very flat organisation and we don't have rigid reporting lines.
So, what is clearly going out of the window is a flat organisation that was really at the heart of most of these young companies.
They believe success comes from their "network" rather than from qualifications and they prefer a flat organisation to a hierarchy at work.
We have a flat organisation with a matrix management structure.
When I worked in CDOT it was a flat organisation with just three levels.
If I could run an entirely flat organisation I would do but we can't because decisions need to be made," observes Walshe.
A high level of automation, flat organisation structure and innovative plant layout, combined with a well-trained young, focussed and motivated team, has enabled the swift ramp-up of capacity in Chennai.
Our success lies in the fact that we are a very open and a flat organisation.
Plateauing is a very common phenomenon, becoming more so with the spread of the flat organisation where there is less chance of promotion.
Second, we now have a flat organisation structure, though it may not be fully evident from this chart.