Flat hierarchy

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A flat hierarchy describes a hierarchical organizational structure in which, in contrast to the steep hierarchy, those of higher rank make little interventions in decisions made by lower ranks. This organizational structure increasingly relies on personal initiative and responsibility .

Disc organization

The concept of the target organization based on the work of Rolf Bühner relies on an interdisciplinary structure in addition to a poor hierarchy . The central metaphor here is the shape of a flat cone .

Within the functional organization, not only the members of the highest hierarchical level should work together, but also all members of the lower levels. This reduces the effort required for coordination at the highest levels. On bars is largely unnecessary, responsibilities of leadership are distributed tend either to lower levels or in other organizations outsourced .

Tasks in the implementation and the sequence of decisions are based on the course of the value chain (in monetary- oriented companies ). The coordination on several hierarchical levels through the use of information and communication systems makes it possible, according to the concept of disk organization, that tasks can be performed largely independently of one another and that the processes are accelerated as a result.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dirk Holtbrügge : New forms of organization . In: zfo-Publishing Company GbR (Hrsg.): Magazine leadership and organization . No. 6/2001 . Stuttgart, S. 338-345 ( mwonline.de ).