delayering

[[t]diːle͟ɪərɪŋ[/t]]
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Delayering is the process of simplifying the administrative structure of a large organization in order to make it more efficient. [BUSINESS]

...downsizing, delayering and other cost cutting measures.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • delayering — UK [diːˈleɪərɪŋ] / US [dɪˈleɪərɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms delayering : singular delayering plural delayerings business British a reduction in the number of levels of management within an organization Many organizations had… …   English dictionary

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  • delayering — Gen Mgt the removal of supposedly unproductive layers of middle management to make organizations more efficient and customer responsive. The term came into vogue during the 1980s. When taken to extremes, delayering can lead to an anorexic… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • 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 process is facilitated by increased use of… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • delayer — de‧lay‧er [ˌdiːˈleɪə ǁ ər] verb [intransitive] HUMAN RESOURCES if an organization delayers, it reduces the number of management levels it has delayering noun [uncountable] : • Whether it s called downsizing or delayering, the goal is the same: to …   Financial and business terms

  • rightsizing — Gen Mgt corporate restructuring, or rationalization, with the goal of reducing costs, and improving efficiency and effectiveness. Rightsizing is often used as a euphemism for downsizing, or delayering, with the suggestion that it is not as… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Layoff — (in British[1] and American English), also called redundancy in the UK, is the temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee or (more commonly) a group of employees for business reasons, such as when certain positions …   Wikipedia

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