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What Is A Flat Organisation Structure?

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A flat management structure, which is also known as the horizontal model, in an organisational composition in business, where there is virtually no hierarchy present. This promotes direct contact between frontline employees and those in managerial positions, which is not only possible and welcomed, but expected. In elimination, it is believed that the flat management model enables a greater and more candid exchange of ideas, with all voices given the opportunity to have an input on business decisions.

The thinking behind it is that the more involved an employee is within the company, the happier they will be, the more they will care about the roles they are asked to perform and the more productive they will be, in turn making the company more profitable; a win-win for all concerned.

While an idealistic structure, it is deemed by some to only be suitable in relatively small companies, and the bigger the company gets, the more likely it will revert to a more traditional management hierarchy.

If the traditional organisational structure can be likened to an autocracy, where higher management decide the direction of the company and the metaphorical troops on the ground offered no say or influence, then a flat management structure can be analogized as a democracy.

The non-profit watchdog WorldBlu believes that just because a company is large that they have to abandon democracy at work, and are at the forefront of promoting democratic practises in the work place and recognizing those companies that do, stating as their aim, the ambitious goal of seeing one billion people working in democratic business environments. Their website, along with a list of recognized businesses can be viewed at www.worldblu.com.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
A Flat organization structure is also known as a horizontal organisation. It is a level wherein there is no level between the staff and managers. In such an organisation the most trained employees are involved in the decision making process. This structure mostly takes place in smaller organisation or also on a small scale within large organisation. However, when these organisations began to grow and expand, the company turns into a hierarchical organisation structure. In fact most of the organisations worldwide start with a flat organisation structure.

With the help of flat organisation structure the decision making process mostly involves most of the employees. Every employee's feedback as well as opinion is taken into consideration. Due to this kind of structure employees and the top management interact on regular basis and there is a very understanding bonding that takes place in the organisation.
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Flat organisational structure is mostly used in a small organisation where there are less levels of management and supervision. The wider the span of control the less the number of levels within the organisation giving it a flat structure. Each manager or supervisor will have large group of staff reporting to them with more communication and team work within the organisation. The decision making process is quick with most of the employees being involved in the decision making process.
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Hold on. A flat organisational structure doesn't necessarily mean only on level of hierarchy. It just means that the business has a wider span of control. A 'flat' organisational structure means that every manager has at least five subordinates to cater for, so you do get managers and employees on different layers; there is a less substantial number of people between the top of the organisation and those at the bottom.
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A flat organisational structure has relatively few layers and each manager had a bigger span of control, it’s easy to communicate between the layers. This is generally seen in smaller companies.
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A flat organization is the one which has few layers in hierarchy of management. In such organization the Chain of Command is short and Span of control of management is higher because of the few layers in Hierarchy. Flat organizational structure is flexible as compare to tall structure and many IT based companies and Research companies have adopted this structure. A consultancy and IT based company, Ordina has flat organizational structure. Please go through the given report to know more about the competencies of the company, which it has gained from the Flat organizational structure.

Flat organizational structure of Ordina
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A flat structure is a structure which is ironed and flat. Like a woman with no boobs e.g  paris hilton
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Flat of organisational structure could be said to be a process by which team work and co-operation exist between staffs and management.
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It is a structure where no formal hierarchy exists. Each person in the organisation or team can approach a person or task without the requirement to follow a militaristic structure. Many organisation follow this model, some have linked it to "Lean" the Toyota and Nissan model where anyone can make a call to stop the process without fear of retribution.
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A flat sructure is a structure which is ironed and flat. Like a woman with no boobs e.g  paris hilton
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Flat org. Is those type of org.where communication gap is very less, and the flow of information is going to upward to downward and vice versa
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