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What is a Flat Organizational Structure? Meaning.

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.

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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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