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[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.’
- ‘The delayering thrust in organizations is said to occur due to technological change, increased global competition, and retrenchment during recessions.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘At this level, delayering is accompanied by the need for self-supervision by work groups (sometimes called their empowerment).’
- ‘Amid downsizing and delayering, most employees face both fewer opportunities for promotion and little hope of escape to some new employer.’
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