What is organisational hierarchy?

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What is organisational hierarchy?
Ammini
Describe the key management roles and discuss why some roles are considered to be more important or less important at different levels of the organisational hierarchy.
 

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Modern Organisational Hierarchy
Shekar Poojary, Accounts Manager, United Arab Emirates, Member
In the vertical layers of ranks of personnel within an organization, each layer is subordinate to the one above it. Organization hierarchy is often shown in the form of an organization chart.
An extended hierarchy is typical of a bureaucracy, but during the later 20th and early 21st centuries the layers of hierarchical positions within large organizations have often been reduced as part of downsizing exercises.
These result in flat, shallow or nonexistent hierarchies of flexible, flat organizations, within which there is greater employee empowerment and autonomy.
There are no more important or less important managerial roles in a managerial hierarchy. Each layer is an integral part of the whole.
 

 
Organizational Hierarchy
Jaap de Jonge, Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

     
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