Definition of delayering in English:



mass noun
  • The action or process of reducing the number of levels in the hierarchy of employees in an organization.

    ‘downsizing and delayering have severely undermined staff loyalty’
    • ‘A comprehensive process of institutional delayering has to be kick-started.’
    • ‘At this level, delayering is accompanied by the need for self-supervision by work groups (sometimes called their empowerment).’
    • ‘Downsizing, delayering, and rising credentialism are factors that have careers during the 1980s and 1990s, resulting in spiral and transitory career patterns becoming more common.’
    • ‘The delayering thrust in organizations is said to occur due to technological change, increased global competition, and retrenchment during recessions.’
    • ‘Amid downsizing and delayering, most employees face both fewer opportunities for promotion and little hope of escape to some new employer.’