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Effective decision making is critical to the success of any organization. It is imperative that employees of all levels are prepared to make individual and group decisions. To encourage employee involvement in the decision making process, organizations are transitioning to a flat organization. This paper describes the characteristics of a flat organization and also discusses the appropriate steps that are necessary for employees to continue to meet the needs of the company, as well as the customers during the transition process.
From the Paper:"Flat organizations are found successful as a result of bringing operational control and decision making down to a level where employees are engaged within the decision making process. "Because the operational distance between management and workers are reduced, workers have more immediate access to decision makers, in some cases becoming decision makers themselves". (Shultz, D. 2006). Within flat organizations, employees are provided the opportunity to increase the speed and accuracy of decisions, which allow organizations to be more flexible and faster in responding to the changes in the business environment as well as individual customer demands. "
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Organizing Process. (2007). Retrieved on October 27, 2007 from the World Wide Web: http://ollie.dcccd.edu/mgmt1374/book_contents/3organizing/org_process.htm
- Shultz, D. (2006). The World Is Flat But Not As Flat As We Think. Retrieved on October 27, 2007 from the World Wide Web: http://wooddigest.com/print/wood-digest
Cite this Term Paper:
Employee Empowerment (2008, March 18) Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/employee-empowerment-102212/
"Employee Empowerment" 18 March 2008. Web. 16 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/employee-empowerment-102212/>