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What is Delayering?

Delayering is the process of eliminating the layers of an organization’s hierarchy between the lowest and highest levels. It is done to boost efficiency and not necessarily to cut down on jobs and overheads. However, it does mean increasing the average span of control of senior managers. Thus, the delayering process contributes to reducing red tape and increasing efficiency in an organization.

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