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Definition Flat Organizational Structure. Description.


A Flat Organizational Structure is an organizational structure that features relatively few layers of managers between the top of the corporation and the normal employees.


Applying this organizational concept has a number of benefits:

  • More effective and simpler communication processes. Minimal bureaucracy.

  • Increased flexibility to cope with changing circumstances through more decentralized authority to take decisions.

  • Matches the needs of the modern knowledge worker to have more responsibility, autonomy and authority. Bottom-up Approach.

  • Smaller resource commitments to the task of employee supervision.

  • Improved customer relation management through more personal contacts and quicker decision-making.


Flat Organizational Structures Forum
  How can a Company Remain Flat?
Most companies, if not all start with a "Flat" organization. With that structure they become successful and grow and eventually end up with a "Tall" organization, unknowingly, as a result of business growth and expansion. The structure and processes ...
     
 
  Disadvantages of Tall Organization
What are the drawbacks of a tall organization?...
     
 
  Flat vs. Flexible Organization?
What is the difference between a Flat Organization and a Flexible Organization?...
     
 

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Google's Rule of Seven

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Organizational Structures: Principles, Types and Diferences

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See also: Organization Chart  |  Organizational Configurations  |  Span of Control  |  Entrepreneurial Organization  |  Self-Directed Team  |  Skeleton Staff  |  Centralization and Decentralization

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