Decentralization Better for Small Businesses?

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Shivani Ghisayawan, Trinidad

Decentralization Better for Small Businesses?

Decentralization argument works for large businesses. For a small business, it is better to have centralization. Do you agree? Explain.


Afure Edijala, Nigeria

Centralization in Small Companies

Yes, it is better to have centralization in a smaller company, since there is a low number of divisions and staffs to handle. This also aids to quick decision making and low bureaucratic cost.

Shweta S Awasthi

Don't Agree

A visionary and a leader is more important to a large organization compared to a smaller one. This is because in smaller organisations, people are generally more self-motivated. This makes me believe that decentralisation should prevail more in larger ones; however, that's an ideal set-up anywhere!

padom lee
Accountant, China


In some small company the cohesion depends on the personal charm of the boss, while there is enough incentive.

A.J. Heideman
Management Consultant, Netherlands


I think you're right. Why should one decentralize a small business? Centralizing or decentralizing are tools to optimize your results ad not a goal on its selves.

annette bristol-martin
Student (University), Trinidad and Tobago


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