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The removal of layers of middle management (usually) from organizational structures, in order to bring an organization closer to the customer and generally to be more flexible and ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
58 words

... The removal of layers of middle management (usually) from organizational structures, in order to bring an organization closer to the customer and generally to be more flexible and responsive. The process is facilitated by increased use of information technology , which allows hierarchies of sequential decision making to be replaced by less bureaucratic procedures. See also broadbanding...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
224 words

...delayering is the process of removing levels in the hierarchy. The purpose is to give the organization a flatter structure and thereby push decision-making down to lower managerial levels. The assumption is that this will produce quicker decision-making by managers who are closer to their customers and more in touch with their competitive environment. The reasoning behind delayering lies in the belief that as organizations grow they become cumbersome, bureaucratic, and inflexible. Moreover, they can be stultified by rules and procedures, slow decision-making...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
70 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
9 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
29 words
delayering

delayering  

The removal of layers of middle management (usually) from organizational structures, in order to bring an organization closer to the customer and generally to be more flexible and responsive. The ...
broadbanding

broadbanding  

Adoption of an organizational pay structure that consists of a small number of broad pay ‘bands’, usually four or five in total. This allows greater scope for rewarding individual employees on the ...
relayering

relayering  

Is the process of putting back levels (layers) in the hierarchy of the organization that had previously been removed through a process of delayering. It occurs when the supposed benefits of ...
unorganization

unorganization  

An approach to organizational design that aims to maximize a company's flexibility by dismantling most of its formal structures and processes. In practice this will usually mean delayering of ...
grade

grade  

A grouping of jobs with equivalent demands which are offered the same rate or range of pay. Jobs are often allocated to grades through a formal process of job evaluation, which can be used to ...
dejobbing

dejobbing  

Means reducing the number of jobs in the organization through the combined processes of increasing functional flexibility, delayering the hierarchy, and downsizing the workforce.
boundaryless organization

boundaryless organization  

An organization in which there has been a concerted attempt by managers to break down (1) the internal barriers that separate different levels in the hierarchy, different functions (e.g. ...
career block

career block  

A career block occurs when a person cannot progress any further in an organization because there is an absence of new opportunities. The block is not the fault of the employee, but due to the ...
lateral career moves

lateral career moves  

Occur when an employee changes job, department, or location in an organization, but remains at a similar level in the hierarchy. Tendencies towards delayering mean there are fewer promotion ...
demotion

demotion  

Is the act of moving employees down the organizational hierarchy, reducing their responsibilities and status, and lowering their remuneration. Demotion might arise as a result of incompetence or ...
recruitment

recruitment  

Is the process of generating a pool of candidates from which to select the appropriate person to fill a job vacancy. Typically, the recruitment process involves identifying a job vacancy, specifying ...
business process re-engineering

business process re-engineering  

(BPR);An approach to the restructuring of organizations that seeks to introduce a fundamental and radical reassessment of the organizational processes. Rather than adjusting or improving on existing ...
empowerment

empowerment  

Is the process of passing on authority to make decisions to others in the organization. It requires all employees to take responsibility for the quality of their work, and act in the best interest of ...
unorganization

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
52 words

...An approach to organizational design that aims to maximize a company’s flexibility by dismantling most of its formal structures and processes. In practice this will usually mean delayering of management, outsourcing of projects, and the encouragement of teleworking by employees. See also adhocracy ; shamrock organization ; virtual organization...

broadbanding

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
57 words

...of a small number of broad pay ‘bands’, usually four or five in total. This allows greater scope for rewarding individual employees on the basis of performance, skill level, and market value without moving them into a different pay band or changing their job titles. See also delayering...

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